Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers - 11/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (13-4-0) at Columbus Blue Jackets (8-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +120 / New York Rangers -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers bring NHL hockey to Nationwide Arena to face the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The New York Rangers and their top ranked offense were on full display in a 7-2 victory at Vancouver and their defense wasn’t bad either which can help this team win games at either end of the ice. The potent Rangers attack received a pair of goals from JT Miller and Kevin Hayes with Brandon Pirri, Nick Holden and Mats Zuccarello also finding the back of the net. Henrik Lundqvist was strong between the pipes with 36 stops to help the NYR to their third straight win and lift the team to 13-4-0. The Canucks scoring came from Markus Granlund and Brandon Sutter while Jacob Markstrom was charged with all seven goals.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are proving they are a team that can’t be overlooked and we saw that Tuesday in a 2-1, overtime victory versus visiting Washington.. Zach Werensky erased a 1-0 hole in the third and the Blue Jackets quickly ended the drama just 37 seconds in to the extra session on Cam Atkinson’s right circle wrist shot to make a winner of Sergei Bobrovsky who recorded 26 saves and help his team to their 6th consecutive victory. The Capitals never got going at the offensive end of the ice with their lone goal coming off the stick of Nicklas Backstrom although 20 saves from Philipp Grubauer wasn’t enough.
The Rangers are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and the Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 road games while the over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and the Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games while the Blue Jackets are 6-0 in their last 6 home games. The Rangers are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings and the Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Columbus while the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Rangers have been a tough match up for the Blue Jackets and the over has produced often but I’ll dig in to this when lines and goalies are announced…