PICK OF THE DAY: (2u) Rangers +1.5 @ -240
New York Rangers @ Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 PM:
- The New York Rangers have won each of their last five road games.
- Since the 2011-12 NHL season, the Rangers have a 5-2 against the spread record at the United Center. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker).
The reason we’re backing the Rangers
The New York Rangers are coming off a tough loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal of the game for the Rangers and Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak came away with 25 saves in a 3-1 win for Boston.
Before the game, the Rangers had won 11 of 16 games, including a streak of four in a row.
New York enters this matchup on a five-game roading winning streak. Look for the Rangers to bounce back in a big way against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Rangers are in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference.
They currently hold the No. 11 spot in the East and they are eight points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hold the eighth and final playoff spot.
Take New York plus the 1.5 puck line to bounce back here.
(1u) Bruins -1.5 @ +150
- The Boston Bruins have won 15 of their last 16 night games against Pacific Division opponents.
The reason we’re backing the Bruins
The Bruins are currently on a three-game winning streak entering this game against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.
In their matchup on Sunday against the Rangers, Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron all tallied one goal each in an impressive road win at Madison Square Garden.
The Bruins have won nine out of their last 10 games and they’ve only allowed 13 goals in those contests.
Look for the Bruins to continue to play suffocating defense on the road against Edmonton.
Roll with the Bruins minus the 1.5 puck line in this one.
(1u) Coyotes +1.5 @ -220
- Since the 2012-13 NHL season, the Arizona Coyotes have a 67-50 against the spread record after a win playing as an away team.
The reason we’re backing the Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes will enter Wednesday’s matchup with the Dallas Stars having won back-to-back games over the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders.
On Monday night, Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta had 25 saves and Clayton Keller and Conor Garland scored one goal each in a 2-1 win over the Islanders.
The Coyotes are entering this game against the Stars winless over their last 12 head-to-head meetings in Dallas. Arizona is 0-9-3 in those matchups.
Look for the Coyotes to stay hot here and ride in-form netminder Raanta, who has stopped 64 out of 66 shots over the last two games.
Take the Coyotes plus the 1.5 puck line in this matchup.