New York Rangers vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 1/21/24

NHL: New York Rangers vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction 1/21/2024

The New York Rangers (28-15-2) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (15-29-1) on Sunday, January 21st. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on ESPN+. Both the Rangers and Ducks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

Rangers vs Ducks

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The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Rangers head into tonight’s game against the Ducks, they are currently on a two-game losing streak and have gone just 3-7 over their last ten games. On the season, New York has an overall record of 28-15-2, putting them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Metropolitan Division.

When playing on the road this year, the Rangers have gone 13-9-2, including a four-game losing streak. As the favorite, New York has a record of 23-12-1, and they have been favored in 36 of their 45 games this year.

On the road, the Rangers have gone 13-11 vs. the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +.1 goals per game. Overall, New York has gone just 21-24 vs. the puck line, including 3-7 in their last ten games.

So far, the Rangers have been the favorites in 36 games and have gone 13-23 vs. the puck line as the favorite. In their last three games, the team has gone 2-1 vs. the puck line and 2-3 in their last five.

Coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to the Kings, the Rangers are hoping to bounce back today. The Rangers offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Kings, but they did score one time in the second period. Against Los Angeles, New York’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 23 shots on goal overall.

As underdogs, New York suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 6-16-1, and they have dropped two straight games at home. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone just 2-8, and they are currently in 14th place in the Western Conference standings. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Ducks have gone 7-17 this season.

So far this season, Anaheim has gone 15-29-1 overall, and they have gone 3-8 against Pacific Division opponents. As the underdog this season, the Ducks have gone 14-25-1, and they have dropped four straight games in which they were the underdog. Over their last five games, Anaheim has gone just 1-4.

So far this season, the Ducks are 24-21 against the puck line, including going 12-11 at home. Overall, the Ducks have 19 losses by more than one goal compared to just 7 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, the Ducks are 5-5 against the puck line.

As the underdog, Anaheim has a puck line record of 23-17, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -1 goal per game. In their last five games, the Ducks have gone just 1-4 against the puck line.

Coming off a 5-3 loss on the road to the Sharks, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. In the opening period, the Ducks couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Anaheim’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 34 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Anaheim took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

New York Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Rangers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. In terms of the Rangers’ offense during power plays, they are 4th in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Rangers have an over/under record of 23-19-3. Coming into the game, they have played 21 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.1 goals per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.5 goals per contest placing 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 27th position in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 2-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 12-13 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Ducks’ come into the game with an over/under record of 20-23-2. Over the course of last season, they had 30 games that did not surpass the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.7 per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Ducks ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against New York. They also are 23rd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 24th in takeaways, averaging 6.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 7th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Rangers vs Ducks Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Anaheim has a 0-3 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Rangers have an puck line mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. New York posted a straight up mark of 2-3 in these matchups.

Rangers vs Ducks Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Rangers is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -223, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Rangers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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