The New York Rangers (29-15-2) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (12-31-4) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Rangers vs Sharks
The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win
On the road this season, the Rangers have gone 14-9-2, and they have been favored in 37 of their 46 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are in third place and have gone 15-9 against other teams in the conference.
Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 4-6, and they come into today’s game with an overall record of 29-15-2. Against teams from the Metropolitan Division, New York has gone 7-4.
When playing on the road, the Rangers have gone 14-11 vs. the puck line this season. Overall, their puck line record is 22-24, and they have won 17 games by multiple goals. In their last 10 games, the Rangers have gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.
So far, the Rangers have been the favorite in 37 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 14-23. Their average scoring margin this season is +.4 goals per game, and they have gone 12-6 in games decided by one goal.
The Rangers recently played against the Ducks and secured a win with a score of 5-2. 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 four goals in the third. New York’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 33 shots on goal and five giveaways.
New York also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Sharks have gone 7-12-2.
Heading into this game, San Jose is 12-31-4 overall and 16th in the Western Conference.
San Jose enters the game with an overall puck line record of 20-27 and has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last 10 games. So far this season, the Sharks have had 27 losses by more than one goal compared to just eight by a single goal. They have gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games and 4-1 in their previous five.
As the underdog, San Jose has a puck line record of 20-27, and their average scoring margin sits at -1.9 goals per game. In their 47 games as the underdog, the Sharks have gone 9-11 against the puck line when playing at home. Overall, they have had three wins by more than one goal this season.
The Sharks are coming off a 4-3 road win over the Kings. The first period saw the Sharks being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, San Jose managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, San Jose managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
New York Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.
So far, the Rangers have an over/under record of 24-19-3. Coming into the game, they have played 22 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.1 goals per game.
Sharks Offense Breakdown
The Sharks come into the game scoring an average of 2.1 goals per game, putting them 32nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 31st in the league. The San Jose offense is ranked 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 30th in the NHL.
This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 19-25-3. Throughout the season, they have played 24 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
New York Team Defense
New York defense takes on the Sharks ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.4 shots per game against New York. They also are 23rd in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Sharks’ defense is 26th in takeaways at 5.8 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.7 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL.
Rangers vs Sharks Trends
- Across their last three road contests, New York has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Across the Sharks last ten home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Sharks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 4-1.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rangers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Rangers is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -343, 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 Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Rangers victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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