New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Betting prediction

NHL New York Rangers vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 1/11/2024

The New York Rangers (26-11-2) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (20-18-1) on Thursday, January 11th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. Both the Rangers and Blues will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

New York Rangers vs St. Louis Blues

The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Rangers have been favored in 31 of their 39 games and have gone 21-9-1 in those games. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are currently in 2nd place and have a record of 14-8 against other teams in the conference.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 5-5, and they have a record of 26-11-2 on the year. When playing on the road, the Rangers have gone 13-5-2, and they have gone 6-3 against teams in the Metropolitan Division.

When favored, the Rangers have gone 12-19 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 19-20 for the season. So far, New York has 15 wins by multiple goals and has gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games.

On the road, the Rangers have a puck line mark of 12-8, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.6 goals per contest. Overall, New York has gone 11-9 vs. the puck line in their last 20 games.

After suffering a 6-3 loss at home to the Canucks, the Rangers are looking to bounce back today. Against the Canucks, Rangers’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Of New York’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 42 shots on goal and had 13 giveaways.

New York was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.

The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blues have gone 12-7-0. In the Western Conference standings, St. Louis is in 11th place, and in the Central Division, they are in 6th place. So far this year, the Blues have gone 20-18-1.

Over their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games. As the underdog this season, the Blues have gone 15-12-1.

So far this season, the Blues have gone 21-18 against the puck line and have been the underdog in 28 of their games. Overall, they have had 12 wins by multiple goals compared to just eight wins by one goal.

At home, St. Louis has gone 12-7 against the puck line and their average scoring margin is just +.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

Coming off a 5-1 loss at home to the Panthers, the Blues are hoping to bounce back today. The Blues started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. St. Louis”s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 30 shots on goal in total.

St. Louis entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

New York Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Rangers come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 15th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Rangers’ stands at 20-16-3. They have had 19 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

St. Louis Offense Breakdown

The Blues come into the game scoring an average of 2.8 goals per game, putting them 28th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. The Blues went 9-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-9.

This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 13-22-4. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 19th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

The Blues defense is currently 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 2 shutouts.

Rangers vs Blues Trends

  • The Rangers are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • St. Louis has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rangers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Rangers vs Blues Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blues to secure a victory over the Rangers at home. With the moneyline currently set at +135, I’m locking in my bet on the Blues straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blues winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blues straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to 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.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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