The New York Rangers and Dallas Stars meet Monday in NHL action at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
New York Rangers Betting Preview
The New York Rangers look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The New York Rangers haven’t lost a game since November 4. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 10 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 10 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 21 goals on 239 shots faced, while Jonathan Quick has given up 11 goals on 152 shots.
Dallas Stars Betting Preview
The Dallas Stars look for a win after winning 7 of their last 10 games. The Stars are coming off a Saturday loss to the Avs. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.38 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads Dallas with 7 goals, Jason Robertson has 10 assists and Roope Hintz has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.75 goals per game and are killing 89.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 30 goals on 373 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 12 goals on 145 shots.
This is probably the game of the night on the NHL card, as both of these teams are racking up the points right now. The Dallas Stars should be favored because of the home ice. However, it's the New York Rangers who have won the last 3 meetings against the Stars, and they're the second most profitable team in the league for bettors. Only the Ducks have earned more money this season for sports investors than the Rangers. I have a hard time turning down the more favorable price with the Rangers.