New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 1/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Chicago Blackhawks at New York Rangers

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)

NY Rangers -137 / Chicago +108 / over-under: 5.5

TV: MSG

The Chicago Blackhawks go on the road to oppose the New York Rangers in Thursday NHL action.

The Chicago Blackhawks are a much needed spark after an 8-5 loss at New Jersey has the team looking at four straight losses. 

Patrick Kane scored twice for Chicago with Brent Seabrook, Dominik Kahun and Brandon Saad also lighting the lamp. 

Cam Ward absorbed the loss for the Blackhawks with six goals scoring on 25 shots before Collin Delia stopped 14-15 shots in relief.

Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri scored twice each for New Jersey with Travis Zajac, Sami Vatanen, Kevin Rooney and Brett Seney finding the scoring column. Mackenzie Blackwood picked up the win for the Devils with five goals given up on 32 shots.

The New York Rangers opened up their offense to down visiting Carolina 6-2 on Tuesday. Saku Maenalanen scored both goals for the Hurricanes with Curtis McElhinney giving up six goals on 28 shots to get the loss.

New York received two goals each from Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich and Tony DeAngelo. Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello added a pair of helpers each and Henrik Lundqvist picked up the win for the Rangers with 34 saves.

Over is 7-0-1 in Blackhawks last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and Blackhawks are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. Over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 home games and over is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and Rangers are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win. Blackhawks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York and Blackhawks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. 

Neither team has been racking up the wins but goals have been common. Something small on the over if you must bet this…

Mark’s Pick over 5.5 // will update

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