The highest scoring team in the NHL gets another shot to prove they’re for real as they head to the TD Garden in Boston to take on a Bruins team that has been pretty tight defensively and that’s allowed just 1.48 goals per game when their No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask has started between the pipes.
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Rangers’ last 9 games on the road.
- The Rangers are 3-1 on the puckline in their last 4 games against the Bruins.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Rangers’ last 5 games against the Bruins.
Although the Islanders have not been scoring much, the Rangers having burying enough for both New York teams. Rookie Jimmy Vesey has already scored six goals for his new pro team and has helped the Rangers to their league-best 4.09 goals per game and 5.33 per game in their last three.
Antti Raanta will get the start for the Rangers tonight trying to remain perfect. He’s won both his starts so far this season and stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced in his win against the Lightning. Boston has not announced a starter yet but with the way their backups have played, it would be ludicrous to start anyone other than Rask.
If Claude Julien decides to start anyone other than Rask tonight, absolutely hammer the OVER because the Rangers might get there all by themselves.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting New York Rangers in this one, they Rangers listed earlier today as of -111 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-1.2 win for the Rangers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Bruins sport a record of 6-4-0 heading into this matchup, while the New York Rangers sit at 8-3-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-6 for the Bruins and 6-4-1 for the Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.
This game puts the Boston Bruins, most recently No. 23 in the Odds – Shark
NHL Power Rankings, up against the New York Rangers, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.27 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 8.33% rate while the Rangers have a 80.65% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, New York was a 5-3 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on New York at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Boston was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
- NY Rangers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- NY Rangers is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games
- Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
- Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Rangers
Next Betting Matchups
New York home to Winnipeg, Sunday, November 6th
Boston home to Buffalo, Monday, November 7th