Vancouver Canucks vs. NY Rangers - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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NY Rangers at Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Rogers Arena)

VAN -165 O/U 6.5

With a 19-16-4 record and 42 total points, the New York Rangers are near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division Standings. The Rangers head to Vancouver to battle a solid Cancuks team and steal a much needed road victory.

Artemi Panarin is the leading scorer for the Rangers and has been outstanding this season. Panarin has 22 goals and 33 assists in 39 games this season. Ryan Strome is another player to watch for the Rangers. Strome has 11 goals and 26 assists this year. The Rangers have struggled due to an unstable goalie situation which has resulted in a defacto time share situation. Henrik Lundqvist is the designated goalie one and is 9-8-3 with a 3.05 GAA this year.

While they have slipped off as of late, the Vancouver Canucks are 21-15-4 with 46 points and still within striking distance of Vegas in the Pacific Division. The Canucks host the New York Rangers and can ill afford to take a struggling New York team lightly.

Elias Pettersson is the leading scorer for the Canucks and has 18 goals and 23 assists on the year. J.T. Miller is an additional player to watch for Vancouver and has 14 goals and 22 assists this season. Jacob Markstrom is the goalie for the Canucks and 13-11-3 with a 2.63 GAA.

  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Rangers' last 10 games.
  • NY Rangers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
  • Vancouver are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Vancouver are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 

The Canucks are at home and when playing at home the Canucks have been playing great. The Canucks are also within striking distance of the Golden Knights and a win would definitely help the Canucks gain ground. Look for the Rangers to have some issues when it comes to scoring, but also have problems in keeping the Canucks out of the back of the net. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-3.

Ben’s Pick Vancouver Canucks -165

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