Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/13/21

Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/13/21 Photo by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (10-12-3) at Boston Bruins (14-6-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -175 / New York Rangers +158 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 13 goals, Artemi Panarin has 13 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 87.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 31 goals on 393 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 31 goals on 275 shots.

The Boston Bruins need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 12 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 14 assists and Nick Ritchie has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 88.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 371 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 261 shots.

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The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog and 6-18 in their last 24 games as an underdog. The Bruins are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 19-8-2 in Rangers last 29 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The Rangers are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Boston and 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.

The New York Rangers have been better than expected this season, but they don't do anything extremely well to like them against above average teams and they've provided almost no value in the underdog role. The Boston Bruins have cooled off a lot these last two weeks, but they continue to play their best hockey at home and they've outscored the Rangers 8-1 in the last two meetings. The Bruins have also won eight of the last nine meetings against the Rangers. Give me the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -1.5

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

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