nhl Picks News
As the third-place team in the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers have a record of 32-16-3, according to the NHL standings, and have won three straight games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Rangers have gone 17-9 this season. On the road, New York has a record of 15-9-3.
Overall, the Rangers have been favored in 40 of their 51 games and have gone 25-13-2 in those games. In their last 10 games, New York has gone 6-4.
On the season, the Rangers have gone 25-26 on the puck line, including a road mark of 15-12. In their last ten road games, New York has gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.
So far, the Rangers have 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 15-25 on the puck line when favored. In their last three games, the team has gone 3-0 against the puck line.
This season, New York’s games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Rangers currently have an over/under record of 26-22-3.
Blackhawks look for a big win
At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 10-12-1 and are 8th in the Central Division and 16th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Chicago is 2-8 and have lost five straight games. As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 13-34-2 this season and have lost five straight games as the underdog.
Overall, Chicago has a record of 14-35-2 and have gone 3-14 against division opponents. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 8-23 this season. In their last three games, Chicago has gone 0-3.
Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 23-28 and an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have 27 losses by multiple goals and 10 losses by just one goal.
As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 23-26, including going 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their 49 games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per contest.
This season, Chicago’s games have an average of 5.6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Blackhawks come in with an over/under performance of 19-30-2.
Let’s see the Rangers vs Blackhawks Prediction below:
|NEW YORK RANGERS vs CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
|Location of the Game: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
|Date and Time: Thursday, February 8th 8:00 ET
|Reason: 2023-2024 NHL Regular Season
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
AI Predictions and Sport Betting AI Picks
|Sport Betting AI PICKS
AI Picks: New York Rangers 4 – Chicago Blackhawks 3
Sport Betting AI Picks: ATS Blackhawks +1.5 | ML Rangers -303 | OVER 5.5
Rangers vs Blackhawks Prediction Odds
New York Rangers Game Analysis
The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. So far this year, the Rangers are 22-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 10-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Rangers defense is currently 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against New York. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts. Only Filip Chytil – Upper Body is out for this game, affecting their NHL player stats.
Chicago Blackhawks Game Analysis
The Blackhawks come into the game scoring an average of 2.1 goals per game, putting them 32nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks have a 1-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-22 record.
Chicago defense takes on the Rangers ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 26th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts., according to the NHL team stats.
Based on the NHL Injury Report, Anthony Beauvillier (Left Wrist), Andreas Athanasiou (Groin), Taylor Hall (Knee), Connor Murphy (Lower Body), Nikita Zaitsev (Knee), Luke Philp (Achilles) and Connor Bedard (Jaw) are out of this Original Six matchup.
New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks Head-to-Head
Over their previous five games against the Blackhawks, the Rangers have put together a record of 4-1. When looking back over the last ten head to head meetings between the Blackhawks and Rangers, the Blackhawks hold the edge with an puck line record of 6-4.
Across the last three head to head matchups between the Rangers and Blackhawks, the teams have averaged 6 goals per game with an over/under record of 2-1. The last three times they have faced off with the Blackhawks as the home team, the OU record is 1-2.