Boston Bruins (8-1-2) at New York Rangers (4-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers +125 / Boston Bruins -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday Night.
The Boston Bruins will look to build some momentum after a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last outing. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron share the team-high with 15 points apiece this season, with Marchand posting a team-high 7 goals with 8 assists and Bergeron logging 6 goals with a team-high 9 assists this season. Charlie MCaVoy has 10 points with 9 assists of his own and David Krejci and Nick Ritchie each have 9 points with Krejci also owning 9 assists while Ritchie has 4 goals and 5 helpers. David Pastrnak is already back in the scoring mix with 8 points coming on 5 goald and 3 assists in 4 games this season. Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak have split the time in goal for Boston this year, with Rask going 5-2 with a 2.36 GAA while Halak has gone 3-1 with a 1.72 GAA for the B’s this season.
The New York Rangers will be looking for a bounce back win to get out of the basement of the cellar in the East division after a 2-0 loss to the Islanders last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 15 points coming on 5 goals and 10 assists while Pavel Buchnevich has 8 points with 3 goals and 5 helpers. Adam Fox has 7 points with 6 assists on the year while Ryan Strome has 6 points with 4 goals and a pair of assists. Phil Di Giuseppe also has 5 assists and Chris Kreider and K-Andre Miller each have 4 points with Kreider scoring 4 goals while Miller has 3 assists. Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev each have seen a fair share of work for the Rangers in goal, with Shesterkin going 3-3 with a 2.31 GAA while Georgiev has a win, a shutout and a 3.27 GAA this season.
Boston is 7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 13-3 in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record. New York is 4-11 in their last 15 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Boston if 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I have gone back and forth on this game, but I think for a free play we’ve gotta go with the over. Boston is fully capable of taking advantage of a leaky New York goaltending group of Shesterkin and Georgiev who have yet to really find their footing this season, but I also think the Rangers have one of the more underrated offensive groups in the NHL. Either way, I see there being enough offensive production from both sides to get us over the number here.