New York Rangers (7-5-3) vs. Nashville Predators (5-8-1)
November 12, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Nashville Predators +110 / New York Rangers -132; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena. The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Nashville Predators need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games.
The New York Rangers are averaging 3.13 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 9 goals, Artmei Panarin has 16 assists, and Vincent Trocheck has 58 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.93 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 28 goals on 309 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 14 goals on 119 shots.
The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.64 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nino Niederreiter leads Nashville with 6 goals, Mikael Granlund has 10 assists and Roman Josi has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 32 goals on 297 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 12 goals on 152 shots.
The Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 14-5 in their last 19 Saturday games. The Predators are 2-8 in their last 10 home games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The under is 14-6 in Rangers last 20 overall. The under is 5-2 in Predators last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The New York Rangers continue to be shaky with their play, and I’m not thrilled to see them in the road favorite role. With that said, the Nashville Predators continue to pile up the losses and their offense remains one of the worst in the league. With the Rangers defense and their goalies in net, this isn’t the spot where the Predators find their offensive spark. I’ll side with the Rangers and the reasonable price.