Rangers vs. Coyotes - 10/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (3-2-0) at New York Rangers (3-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -212 / Arizona Coyotes +190 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, MSG
The Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a big road victory to snap a three-game losing streak. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 10.3 percent of their power plays. Anthony Duclair leads Arizona with five goals, Max Domi has four assists and Tobias Rieder has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 13 goals on 191 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up one goal on seven shots. Smith has allowed three or more goals in six of his last 10 outings.
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The New York Rangers look for a victory after losing three of their last four games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power plays. Oscar Lindberg leads New York with four goals, Viktor Stalberg has three assists and Derek Stepan has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 13 goals on 189 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up zero goals on 22 shots. Lundqvist has allowed two or less goals in eight of his last 10 outings. Derek Stepan is questionable with a teeth injury.
The Coyotes are 21-44 in their last 65 road games and 13-39 in their last 52 overall. The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in New York and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Coyotes have had zero success against the Rangers over the years and have struggled on the road as a whole dating back to last season. I like the Rangers to get the victory here and I'm taking the spread to give the wager more value.