New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (3-0-0) at New York Rangers (1-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers -128 / St. Louis Blues +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, MSG
The St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The St. Louis Blues look for yet another victory after a fast an impressive 3-0 start. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 4.5 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with three goals, Jaden Schwartz has four assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up eight goals on 115 shots faced. The St. Louis Blues hope to start 4-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 NHL season.
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The New York Rangers look for another home victory to get back to a .500 record after a 1-2-0 start. The New York Rangers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with four goals, Mats Zuccarello has four assists and Rick Nash has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing four goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up eight goals on 76 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has allowed three goals on 24 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 regular season games.
The Blues are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest, 13-5 in their last 18 road games and 23-9 in their last 32 overall. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games, 5-11 in their last 16 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Blues are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in New York. The over is 5-1-2 in Rangers last 8 overall and the under is 9-4-1 in Blues last 14 overall.
The Rangers have won four of the last six meetings against the Blues, including a 5-0 victory last November. However, the Rangers have had some serious issues keeping the puck out of the net this season, and the Blues are firing on all cylinders out of the gate, which includes two road victories already. While the Rangers are the more rested team with St. Louis on the end of a back-to-back, the value is with the road team here and the plus money.