The New York Rangers (22-22-8) meet the Boston Bruins (28-17-7) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening, in the NHL’s version of the New York – Boston rivalry seen across various sports.
The Rangers were last in action on Monday evening when they went down to a 4-3 OT loss on home-ice against the Los Angeles Kings, despite leading on three occasions.
The Rangers are currently averaging 2.75 Goals per Game, which places them down in 27th in the NHL rankings overall. Defensively they are allowing 3.33 Goals per Game, which leaves them 26th overall. On an individual level, Chris Kreider has scored 24 goals for the Rangers, while Mika Zibanejad has provided 31 assists.
The Boston Bruins faced the New York Islanders on home-ice on Tuesday evening. Prior to that, the Bruins won 1-0 on the road at the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon, with David Krejci scoring the decisive goal.
The Bruins are currently averaging 2.85 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 21st overall in the NHL standings. Defensively they are only allowing 2.58 Goals per Game, which puts them in an impressive 4th overall in the rankings. On an individual basis, David Pastrnak has 30 goals for the Bruins, while Brad Marchand has contributed 38 assists.
The fact that the Bruins were in action the night prior to this game has to be factored into any betting predictions, but they do possess the stronger team roster and therefore have to be the tips to win this game on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Boston Bruins @ -143 (888sport)