New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Prediction 3/21/2024

The New York Rangers (44-20-4) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (41-14-15) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ESPN+. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jets. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Rangers vs Bruins

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The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With just 14 games left in the regular season, the Rangers are in a good position to make the playoffs. They currently sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 44-20-4. In their last 10 games, they have gone 6-4, and over their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

On the road this season, the Rangers have gone 21-11-4, and as the underdog, they are 9-4-2. In games against teams in the Eastern Conference, they have gone 26-13, and in games against teams in the Metropolitan Division, they have gone 15-5. For the season, the Rangers have 92 points.

When playing on the road, the Rangers have a puck line record of 19-17 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far this season, New York has won 27 games by multiple goals and has an overall puck line record of 35-33.

Over their last ten road games, the Rangers have gone 5-5 against the puck line. In their last five games, New York’s puck line record is 3-2, and they are 2-1 against the puck line in their previous three games.

Following a 4-2 loss at home to the Jets, the Rangers are eager to bounce back. In the first period, the Rangers struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. New York’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 41 shots on goal and six giveaways.

New York was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

At 97 points, the Bruins are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 7-3 and has won three straight games. At home this season, the Bruins are 23-8-6 and have won two straight games.

Overall, the Bruins have gone 41-14-15 this season and have been favored in 60 of their 70 games. When favored, Boston has gone 35-14-11. Against the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 25-14 this season.

At home this year, the Bruins have a puck line record of 19-18 and an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. Overall, Boston has gone 35-35 against the puck line, including a mark of 25-35 when favored. So far, the team has 28 wins by multiple goals.

In their last ten games at home, the Bruins have gone just 4-6 against the puck line. Over their last five games, Boston’s puck line record is 2-3 and their record in their last three games is 1-2. As the favorite, the team’s average scoring margin is +.6 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Bruins faced the Senators and came out victorious with a score of 6-2. Facing off against the Senators’ defense, the Bruins offense scored in all three periods. Out of Boston’s six goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had 15 giveaways.

Boston secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. 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

For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. The Rangers went 26-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 18-6.

For the season, the over/under record of the Rangers’ stands at 35-30-3. They have had 41 games during the season that exceeded the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Bruins Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Bruins are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 6th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 19th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 16-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 24-11.

The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 34-35-1. Last season, they had 38 games failed to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games averaged 5.9 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against New York. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Boston Team Defense

Boston defense takes on the Rangers ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Rangers vs Bruins Trends

  • In their last three road games, New York has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Although Boston has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 4-6. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-0.
  • As the betting favorite, the Rangers have an puck line record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.

Rangers vs Bruins Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Bruins to defeat the Rangers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -134, I’m placing a wager on the Bruins to win outright.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Rangers to cover. Even if the Bruins manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Rangers should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 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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