New York Rangers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (5-6-1) at New York Rangers (8-3-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -213 / Winnipeg Jets +165 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, TSN
The Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers clash Sunday night in a NHL matchup at the Madison Square Garden on TSN.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a bounce back road victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 10.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with seven goals, Mark Scheifele has six assists and Blake Wheeler has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 17 goals on 195 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 18 goals on 181 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have scored three or more goals in six of their 12 games this season.
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The New York Rangers look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Rangers are averaging 4.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with seven goals, Derek Stepan has nine assists and Rick Nash has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 20 goals on 230 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed seven goals on 100 shots. The New York Rangers have scored 21 goals during their current four-game winning streak.
The Jets are 1-6 in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 46-22 in their last 68 vs. a team with a losing record. The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Rangers are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and have an offense that's scored five or more goals in five straight games. There may be some value given that New York did play last night, but the Jets aren't in great form heading into this contest and have been hit or miss all season. Have to keep riding the hot hand in the Rangers.