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Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers - 3/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings
Date & Time Thursday March 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, MI
The Line
Detroit Red Wings -114 / New York Rangers -106 -- O/U: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, MSG
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The New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings square off in NHL action from the Little Caesars Arena on Thursday night.

The New York Rangers will be out to snap a 5-game losing streak after a 1-0 loss to the Dallas Stars in their last outing. The game was a scoreless tie through the opening 20 minutes of play before Dallas broke the deadlock with the lone goal of the game just 1:16 into the 2nd period. The Rangers tried, but none of their 28 shots on goal got through Stars’ netminder Ben Bishop as New York spiralled to their 5th straight defeat. Alexandar Georgiev took the loss, falling to 10-11-2 after allowing the lone goal on 32 shots faced in the losing effort.

The Detroit Red Wings will be out to snap an 8-game losing streak after a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado in their last outing. Niklas Kronwall opened the scoring for the Wings in the latter stages of the first period, before Colorado tied the game early in the 2nd, sending us to the final period deadlocked at one goal apiece. Danny DeKeyser opened the scoring in the 3rd to give Detroit the lead, but Colorado would respond just before the midway point of the final frame. Filip Zadina scored his 1st goal on the power play with just 2:17 to go, but the Red Wings couldn’t hold on as Colorado tied just :43 later, sending the game to overtime. Nathan MacKinnon found the back of the net for Colorado, sending Detroit home with a single point and an 8th straight loss to show for their hard work. Jonathan Bernier took the loss falling to 6-15-5 after allowing 4 goals on 34 shots faced in the losing effort.

New York is 17-39 in their last 56 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Detroit is 27-59 in their last 86 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 home games while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games against the Eastern Conference. New York is just 3-11 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in Detroit.

The prices are cheap on both sides and one losing streak is going to end here, but good luck trying to figure out which one that’s going to be. The Rangers have lost 5 in a row and have had barely any success in Detroit over the years while Detroit has lost 8 in a row and haven’t been very good on home ice. Instead, with the way both teams have been giving up goals for the most part, I’m going to side with the over. The goaltending has been nothing short of sloppy lately during both teams’ losing skids, so I think we can expect quite a goalfest in this one.

Over 5.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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