New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/31/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)

NYR -190, O/U 6

The Detroit Red Wings travel to New York, NY on Friday for a game against the Rangers in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, Detroit was defeated by the Minnesota Wild by the score of 4-2. The Red Wings received both of their goals in the game from Filip Zadina.  Trevor Daley has an assist on each of Zadina’s goals.  Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard got the start in net for the Red Wings and took the loss, allowing 4 goals on 33 shots.  

On the year the Red Wings are 12-35-4 and are in 8th place in the Atlantic Division.  The Red Wings are led in points and goals by Tyler Bertuzzi who has 36 points this season to go along with 17 goals, including 2 while on the power play.  The Red Wings are led in assists by Dylan Larkin who has tallied 23 on the year with 4 coming while on the power play.  Detroit goalie Calvin Pickard is 0-2-0 with a 5.46 goals against average this season.  Jimmy Howard is 2-19-2 with a goals against average of 4.12 so far this year.  Detroit enters Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The New York Rangers welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town on Friday after losing their last game by the score of 4-2 against the New York Islanders.  The Rangers received goals from Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider who each scored on the power play. New York goalie Alexandar Georgiev got the start in net for the Rangers and took the loss in the game as he allowed 4 goals on the 18 shots he faced from the Islanders.  

With the loss against the Islanders, the Rangers are now 23-21-4 on the season which is good enough for 7th place in the Metropolitan Division.  Offensively the Rangers are led in points by Artemi Panarin in points with 68 and in goals with 26 while 6 have come on the power play.  Panarin also leads the Rangers in assists on the season with 42.  Goalie Alexandar Georgiev is 12-10-1 with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 3.11 on the season.  The Rangers other goalie is Igor Shesterkin who has recorded a record of 2-1-0 with a goals against average of 2.68 so far this year.  New York enters Friday’s game at full strength as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.

The Detroit Red Wings have scored an average of 2.12 goals per game on the season while allowing 3.88 goals per game.  The New York Rangers have scored 3.29 goals per game on the year while allowing 3.27 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Red Wings are 0-5 while the Rangers are 2-3 but have lost 2 games in a row.  In the last meeting between these two teams, the Rangers came away with the victory by the score of 5-1 in a game played in New York.  The total has gone under in 5 of New York’s last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit. Detroit is 0-8 in their last 8 games on the road.  The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.  I am going with the Rangers in this one.  New York wins 5-2. 

Travis’s Pick New York Rangers -190(ML)

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