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San Jose Sharks vs New York Rangers prediction 1-23-24 Picks

New York Rangers (29-15-2) vs. San Jose Sharks (11-31-4)
January 23, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +290 / New York Rangers -385; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Rangers need a win after losing 6 of their last 9 games. The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New York Rangers vs San Jose Sharks prediction.

New York Rangers Betting Preview

The New York Rangers recently lost to the Golden Knights and Kings while beating the Ducks. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.24 goals per game and are scoring on 28.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 28 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 29 assists, and Chris Kreider has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.83 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 83 goals on 848 shots faced, while Jonathan Quick has given up 38 goals on 437 shots.

New York Rangers Team Facts

  • The Rangers have won nine of their last 10 games against the Sharks.
  • The Rangers have covered the puck line in six of their last seven night games at SAP Center at San Jose.
  • The home team has won the first period in each of the Rangers’ last five games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Rangers’ last seven games as favorites.

San Jose Sharks Betting Preview

The San Jose Sharks rebounded from a loss to the Blackhawks with wins over the Ducks and Kings. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.04 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 14 goals, Mikael Granlund has 24 assists and Fabian Zetterlund has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.96 goals per game and are killing 71.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 64 goals on 634 shots faced, while Mackenzie Blackwood has given up 101 goals on 955 shots.

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have won four of their last five games as underdogs after coming off a shootout.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in 12 of the last 13 games between the Rangers and Sharks.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3’ market has hit in each of the last nine games between the Rangers and Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose.
  • The Sharks have lost the first period in each of their last four games following a shootout win.

New York Rangers vs San Jose Sharks prediction

The New York Rangers have ridden the struggle bus all month long, and we’re to the point where we’re starting to look at them a bit funny. Still, the Rangers are the better team, and they need to take advantage of games like this if they’re going to get where they’re trying to go. Give the San Jose Sharks credit for winning two straight games, but they’re still awful, and I trust them even less on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. The only option for me is to side with the Rangers and the PL for max betting value. 

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

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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