Colorado Avalanche (13-7-2) vs. New York Rangers (17-4-3)
December 8, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers +120 / Colorado Avalanche -141; Over/Under: -1.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers meet Wednesday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Rangers look to build on their seven-game winning streak.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Cale Makar leads Colorado with 11 goals, Nazem Kadri has 21 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 40 goals on 411 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 24 goals on 199 shots.
The New York Rangers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 16 goals, Adam Fox has 20 assists, and Jacob Trouba has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 22 goals on 177 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 35 goals on 557 shots.
The Avalanche are 44-15 in their last 59 games as a favorite and 45-20 in their last 65 overall. The Rangers are 8-0 in their last 8 home games and 16-5 in their last 21 overall. The over is 21-8-2 in Avalanche last 31 overall. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have the rest advantage and do a lot of things better than the Rangers, but we’re getting a red-hot team at home with the plus money. The New York Rangers have won seven straight games and eight straight games at home. The Avalanche don’t lose in the favorite role, but the value is with the Rangers here and the plus money.