New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21

New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21 Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (9-1-2) at New York Rangers (4-5-3)

NHL Hockey: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers +138 / Boston Bruins -153 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers meet Friday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The Boston Bruins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with eight goals, Charlie McAvoy has 10 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 88.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 19 goals on 202 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed seven goals on 91 shots.

The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with five goals, Adam Fox has six assists and Mika Zibanejad has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 17 goals on 202 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 15 goals on 137 shots.

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The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 4-12 in their last 16 overall. The under is 13-5 in Bruins last 18 road games. The under is 13-3 in Rangers last 16 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Bruins are simply the better team in this spot and their recent overtime win over the Rangers only adds to their confidence heading into this matchup. The New York Rangers are struggling to put games away and haven't beaten the Bruins since February of 2019. The Rangers are also playing some of their worst hockey at home, which is kind of bizarre. Either way, I'll lay the reasonable price with the Bruins for a fifth straight victory.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -153

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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