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New York Rangers vs San Jose Sharks 10/20/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Jose Sharks (0-5) vs. New York Rangers (3-1)
October 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -260 / San Jose Sharks +210; Over/Under: +7.5
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The San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers meet Thursday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden. The San Jose Sharks look to rebound from an 0-5 start. The New York Rangers look to build on their 3-1 start.

The San Jose Sharks are averaging 1.5 goals per game and are scoring on 6.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeny Svechnikov leads San Jose with 2 goals, Mario Ferraro has 3 assists and Timo Meier has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 8 goals on 43 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 9 goals on 111 shots.

The New York Rangers are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 4 goals, Artmei Panarin has 8 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 8 goals on 84 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 3 goals on 33 shots.

The Sharks are 16-39 in their last 55 road games and 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The Rangers are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The under is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 7-2 in Rangers last 9 overall. The Sharks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks are going nowhere fast, and now they run into a Rangers team on the road, a club they’ve lost 7 straight games against. The New York Rangers look terrific on both ends of the ice, and their quality defense should have little issues against a Sharks’ offense that’s shown zero progress through 5 games. My only option here is to side with the Rangers, and I’ll take the PL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

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