A 3-0 win over the Kings last night brought the Rangers’ straight up road record to an impressive 27-10 number that leads the league by a wide margin. They’ll get a chance to extend that standing this evening when they take on the Ducks in Game 2 of their three-game California road trip.
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- The Rangers are 13-7 SU in the 2nd half of their last 20 back-to-backs.
- The Ducks are 0-5 SU and have averaged just 1.4 goals in their last 5 games against the Rangers.
- Henrik Lundqvist (30-17-2, .913 save percentage) will be making his 1st start since March 7.
New York will be happy to have Handsome Hank back in the fold for this one. When the Rangers hosted the Ducks back in January, King Henrik stopped 43 of Anaheim’s 44 shots in a 4-1 win. The Ducks have won six of their last seven games now, averaging 33.1 shots per game in March so if there’s any rust for Lundy – Anaheim will expose it.
For a team that’s so good on the road, you’re getting excellent value on the Rangers tonight. They opened as a +127 underdog a night after absolutely handling the Kings at the Staples Center and should give the Ducks a good battle as they seek to gain ground on the Pens, Blue Jackets and Capitals.
Both clubs are averaging a team save percentage this month over .931 so with a total of 5.5 tonight you can probably go ahead and book an UNDER.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Anaheim sat as -140 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.8-2.6 victory for the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
New York Rangers vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Anaheim Ducks are 40-23-11 so far on the season. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are 46-25-4. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Anaheim go 24-34-16 and the Rangers go 36-33-6 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs New York injuries news.
The Rangers – Ducks odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 27 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while New York is at No. 23.
The game also pits Anaheim’s No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.61 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Ducks power play is averaging 17.47% while the Rangers defense kills off 79.61% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, New York was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Kings. Bettors on New York at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Anaheim was a 3-1 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Anaheim at -228 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
- NY Rangers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 7 games
- NY Rangers is 19-6 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
- Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim’s last 5 games
- Anaheim is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at San Jose, Tuesday, March 28th
Anaheim at Vancouver, Tuesday, March 28th