Boston Bruins (35-5-4) vs. New York Rangers (25-13-7)
January 19, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Rangers -105 / Boston Bruins -115; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
The Boston Bruins are listed as a slight -115 road favorite while the Rangers are -105 home underdogs with a total set at 5.5.
Jake DeBrusk remains out until early February at the earliest with a lower-body injury while Julian Gauthier is out indefinitely with an upper body injury for the Rangers. Libor Hajek and Chris Kreider are both questionable for this game for the Rangers as well.
Boston won the lone meeting this season by a count of 5-2 to make it back-to-back wins against the Rangers back on November 3rd, 2022.
Boston is 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 games played on no rest while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against the Metropolitan division. New York is 7-2 in their last 9 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the over is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
I am backing the Bruins in this game. I’ll give the Rangers credit, they’re still one of the better teams in the east and on the surface, a back-to-back spot is never easy. However, the Bruins have won 5 straight games on no rest and we’re getting the best team in hockey at a near coin flip price. I’ll side with Boston in this one.