New York Rangers vs. Winnipeg Jets - 3/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (39-17-9) at New York Rangers (30-30-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers +127 / Winnipeg Jets -140 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and New York Rangers meet Tuesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another big victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 35 goals, Blake Wheeler has 56 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 127 goals on 1,625 shots faced and Steve Mason has allowed 33 goals on 321 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
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The New York Rangers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Grabner leads New York with 25 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 34 assists and Pavel Buchnevich has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 147 goals on 1,749 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 37 goals on 412 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 6-14 in their last 20 overall. The Jets are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York, the road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are obviously the better team here, playing better hockey and have had no recent trouble winning on the road. However, the New York Rangers are showing some signs of life with three straight victories and they're only five points out of the last playoff spot, so there's still something to play for here. There's value with the New York Rangers and the plus money on their home ice.