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As the season nears the halfway point, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in a strong position. With an overall record of 25-11-3, the Canucks are currently 2nd in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division of the NHL Standings. Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 6-4 and 3-2 in their last five.
On the road this season, the Canucks have gone 11-7-2 and are 16-8 against teams from the Western Conference. When listed as the underdog, Vancouver has gone 9-4-3 and 16-7-0 when favored.
When playing as the underdog, Vancouver’s puck line record is 13-3, and their average scoring margin in those games is 0.6 goals per game. So far this season, the Canucks have won 19 games by multiple goals and have 27 wins overall vs. the puck line.
On the road, Vancouver’s puck line record is 13-7, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Canucks have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.
This season, Vancouver’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Canucks come in with an over/under performance of 23-14-2.
Rangers looking for recovery
As the Rangers get set to take on the Canucks, they sit atop the Eastern Conference standings with 54 points. In their 38 games, they have gone 26-11-2, including a 13-5-0 record at home. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 6-4, but they have dropped two of their last three.
So far this season, the Rangers have been favored in 30 of their 39 games and have gone 21-9-1 in those contests. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they have gone 14-8, which is the best mark in the conference. In the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers are in first place with a 6-3 record.
When favored, the Rangers have gone 12-18 on the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. So far, New York has 15 wins by multiple goals and 11 by just one goal.
Overall, the Rangers have a puck line record of 19-19, including going 7-11 at home. In their last 10 games at home, the team’s puck line record is 4-6.
For the season’s NHL Team Stats, New York’s games have finished with an average of 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Rangers have an over/under record of 19-16-3.
|VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs NEW YORK RANGERS
|Location of the Game: Madison Square Garden, New York
|Date and Time: Monday, January 8th 7:00 ET
|Season: 2023-2024 NHL Regular Season
|How to watch: ESPN+
AI Predictions and Sport Betting AI Picks
Here are the NHL Computer Picks for this Red Wings vs Kings Odds matchup:
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: New York Rangers 4 – Vancouver Canucks 2
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Rangers -1.5 | ML Rangers -144 | UNDER 6.5
Canucks vs Rangers Odds
These are the Canucks vs Rangers Odds. The NHL Odds for this matchup are set.
Vancouver Canucks Game Analysis
On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL, increasing their NHL Player Stats of the Canucks’ scorers. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. This season, the Canucks have a 12-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 12-6 record.
Vancouver defense takes on the Rangers ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 3rd in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.
New York Rangers Game Analysis
For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 13th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 5th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.
Defensively, the Rangers are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
NHL Injury Report
There is the NHL Injury Report for both teams:
- Phil Di Giuseppe – Undisclosed – Out
- Nikita Zadorov – Undisclosed – Questionable
- Guillaume Brisebois – Upper Body – Out
- Tucker Poolman – Head – Out
New York Rangers
- Tyler Pitlick – Lower Body – Out
- Filip Chytil – Upper Body – Out
- Kaapo Kakko – Lower Body – Out
Vancouver Canucks vs New York Rangers Head-to-Head
The Rangers have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Canucks.
When looking at the last three NHL matchups between the Canucks and Rangers, only 1 point per game has separated the teams, with the Canucks going 2-1 vs. the spread.
Looking back over the previous three times that the Canucks and Rangers have faced off, they have combined to average 7 goals per game and have an over/under record of 3-0.