Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Rangers - 2/19/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 PM (United Center)

New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks

TV: NBCS, TVA

The New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the United Center.

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 29 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 22 assists and Jacob Trouba has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 79 goals on 852 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 76 goals on 861 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in seven straight games.

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 27 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 20 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 84 goals on 953 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 88 goals on 1,111 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.

The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Metropolitan, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 home games. The Rangers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have won six of the last nine meetings against the Rangers, but they seem to be back in their funk a bit where the defense isn't getting stops and frustrating losses are taking its toll. The New York Rangers are playing their best hockey of the season and have become road warriors as of late. I'll gladly take the team in better form and the plus money. That's the New York Rangers.

Randy’s Pick New York Rangers +105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.