New York Rangers (30-15-4) at Nashville Predators (33-12-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 7, 2015, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Nashville Predators -150 / New York Rangers +136 --- Over/Under: 5
The New York Rangers and Nashville Predators meet Saturday at the Bridgestone Arena.
The New York Rangers are climbing up the standings with wins in six of their last eight games. The Rangers are averaging three goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won 16 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Rick Nash leads New York with 32 goals, Derick Brassard has 24 assists and Martin St. Louis has 98 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Cam Talbot has allowed 23 goals on 304 shots faced and Henrik Lundqvist has given up 87 goals on 1,119 shots.
The Nashville Predators lead the Central despite splitting their last six games. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have three power play goals in their last three games and have won eight of their last nine games when scoring at least three goals overall. Three Nashville players are tied with 17 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 33 assists and Craig Smith has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six straight games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 77 goals on 1,078 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 32 goals on 321 shots.
The Rangers are 10-3 in their last 13 road games and 21-7 in their last 28 overall. The Predators are 24-4 in their last 28 home games and 39-19 in their last 58 overall. The Rangers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and the road team is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
Nashville has been almost unbeatebale this season on its home ice but the Rangers have been tough to beat on the road as usual. This is closer to a toss up game for me, so give me the value with the Rangers on the road.