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Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers - 2/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets
Date & Time Tuesday February 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bell MTS Place
300 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 5S4
The Line
Winnipeg Jets -222; O/U: 6.5
TV Channel
TSN
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NHL | New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets
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The New York Rangers look to continue their recent success against the Winnipeg Jets as the two sides meet up at the Bell MTS Centre on Tuesday night.

The Rangers have started to turn things around in their chase for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and they will look for a huge statement win on the road against one of the league’s best home ice teams in the Winnipeg Jets. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 meetings with Winnipeg but find themselves as massive underdogs here as the Jets are one of the league’s best teams and have hit a bit of a dry spell and the odds makers are expecting this one to be a coming out party for Winnipeg. New York is 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog but have struggled against the Central division as they are just 6-14 in their last 20 matchups and are not expected to do much about that trend on Tuesday.

The Jets meanwhile have won 63 of their last 85 home games and have been even better as a favorite on home ice with a mark of 51-19 in their last 70 which puts them in a very good spot here in terms of getting a victory. Winnipeg is loaded across the board and are not a team too many opponents have circled on their schedule as a night off as they are a very tough team to play against and the MTS Centre is a very hostile environment for road teams. Winnipeg is 8-3 in their last 11 against the Metro but they are just 1-4 in their last 5 meetings at home against a Rangers team who is playing much better of late and will be approaching desperation mode soon.

The Rangers are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 5-14 in their last 19 games against a good home ice team while the Jets have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 against the East and are a staggering 27-6 in their last 33 games as a favorite greater than -200. The Jets need a game like this to take out some frustrations and it looks like the Rangers are going to be the pin cushion on this night.

Pick:
Winnipeg Jets -0.5

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