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Rangers vs. Red Wings - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings (41-29-11) at New York Rangers (45-27-9)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers +100 / Detroit Red Wings -120 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSDT, MSG, NBC

The Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers meet Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.

The Detroit Red Wings look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 23 goals, Tomas Tatar has 24 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 115 goals on 1,448 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 90 goals on 960 shots. Mrazek has allowed six goals in his last three games.

Rangers vs. Red Wings - 4/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Rangers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Derick Brassard leads New York with 27 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 35 assists and Derek Stepan has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 156 goals on 1,944 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 41 goals on 497 shots. Lundqvist has allowed seven goals in his last three games.

The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-12 in their last 17 road games. The Rangers are 25-12 in their last 37 home games and 17-7 in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 15-7 in the last 22 meetings overall. 

The Rangers have been on cruise control for a while now, and this is a must win game for the Red Wings if they want a shot at the playoffs. I'll take the road team and the cheap price. 

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Detroit Red Wings -120

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