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NHL Pick: New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets

Overview

The New York Rangers are in Winnipeg where they take on the Jets. The Rangers haven’t had the best luck versus the Jets over the past couple seasons winning just 2 of the last 4 meetings overall but they have done fairly well in games played in Winnipeg winning 3 of the 4 meetings since the Jets moved to Winnipeg a few years back.

Head to Head Trends

Road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Rangers are 3-1 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Jets (-110)

The Winnipeg Jets are 5th in the Central Division with 90 points and are just 2 points up on the LA Kings for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Jets are just hanging on in the playoff race and it’s in large part due to the recent hot play of goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. Pavelec actually started out the season as the number one guy and lost that spot to Micheal Huchinson after the first month of the season but Pavelec has been red hot of late and got the top spot back after winning 6 of his last 7 starts while allowing just 11 goals total.

Winnipeg Jets Trends

Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Metropolitan.
Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.

New York Rangers (-110)

The New York Rangers are 1st in the Metropolitan Division with 101 points which is also good for 2nd in the Eastern Conference just 1 point behind the Montreal Canadians and the Rangers have a couple games in hand. The Rangers have been red hot for almost the entire season, if you take away the Rangers first 18 games where they went 7-11 they have been by far the best team in the league since. The Rangers have however lost their last 2 games and they didn’t exactly look good either getting outscored 9-4 so I wonder if their ride is over or was it just a little bump in the road.

New York Rangers Trends

Rangers are 21-7 in their last 28 road games.
Rangers are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest.

Conclusion

I like the New York Rangers over the Jets in this one. The odds makers basically have this game as a coin flip but the Rangers are obviously the much better team overall and I think they could and probably should be closer to at least -125 or -130.

Free Pick: New York Rangers -110    

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