New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues - 11/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (11-3-1) at New York Rangers (11-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -122 / St. Louis Blues +111 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, MSG
The St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers meet Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The St. Louis Blues look to remain red hot after winning six of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and scoring on 14.3 percent of their power plays. Alexander Steen leads St. Louis with eight goals, Vladimir Tarasenko has six assists and Colton Parayko has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 15 goals on 299 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 15 goals on 134 shots. Allen has allowed one goal in his last three games. Steve Ott is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The New York Rangers also hope to keep rolling with wins in six straight games. The New York Rangers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Mats Zuccarello leads New York with seven goals, Kevin Hayes has six assists and Oscar Lindberg has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 1.6 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their power play chances. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 20 goals on 394 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up two goals on 85 shots. Lundqvist has given up three goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 38-18 in their last 56 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 in their last 8 road games. The Rangers are 6-0 in their last 6 home games and 64-27 in their last 91 overall. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings overall.
This should be a great game between two of the hottest teams in the league. And while the Blues have had great success against the Rangers recently, New York on its home ice seems like the safer pick. The Rangers are tough to bet against right now.