In an all-Original Six matchup in the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings head to the Big Apple to take on the New York Hockey Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Jeff Blashill and the Red Wings have really struggled out of the gates and will be up against some trends tonight that really favor the Rangers.
- The Red Wings are 0-6 in their last 6 games on the road against the Rangers.
- The Rangers are 8-1 in their last 9 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
- The Red Wings are 2-9 in their last 11 games against teams with winning records.
The starters for tonight are so far unconfirmed but you can pencil in Petr Mrazek and Henrik Lundqvist. These guys are the unquestioned No. 1’s for their respective teams and could keep things tight this evening, given they do indeed face off. Mrazek has a .913 save percentage in three starts this year and King Henrik has yet to have a dominant performance this year and could be due.
New York scored seven goals on the Sharks in their last game on just 29 shots. They have generated fewer shots every game they’ve played so far this year but should be able to pound the Wings keeper tonight as Detroit has given up an average of 35.33 shots per game.
Despite these trends, and pretty significant underdog odds, the OddsShark Super Computer actually likes the Wings to win, and it likes them to do it by a couple goals. Although I don’t share the same positivity about Detroit tonight, I find it tough to pass up big underdog odds this early in the NHL season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, New York sat as -152 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.
A 3.7-1.9 result in favor of the Red Wings is the prediction by the Odds – Shark
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Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 1-2-0 this season, while the Rangers are 2-1-0. Detroit is 2-0-1 against the total, while New York is 2-0-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Detroit injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark
, it’s the No. 14-ranked New York Rangers and the No. 12-rated Detroit Red Wings in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 1-ranked offense (4.67 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 19 at 3.67 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Red Wings have a 72.73% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Detroit won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Senators on October 17. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
New York was a 7-4 winner in its last match at home against the Sharks. They won as favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.
- Detroit is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
- Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Detroit
- NY Rangers is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Detroit
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Rangers’s last 12 games when playing Detroit
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit home to Nashville, Friday, October 21st
New York at Washington, Saturday, October 22nd