New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 2/9/2024

The New York Rangers (32-16-3) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (14-35-2) on Friday, February 9th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Rangers are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have a record of 32-16-3, and they have won three straight games.

When playing on the road, New York has gone 15-9-3, and they are favored in tonight’s game. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have gone 17-9, and they have been favored in 40 of their 51 games this season.

So far this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 25-26, including a road puck line record of 15-12. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 6-4.

Overall, New York has 19 wins by multiple goals compared to 13 wins by just one goal. In their last three games, the Rangers have gone 3-0 against the puck line.

The Rangers most recently faced the Lightning at home and achieved a 3-1 win. Offensively, the Rangers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored two times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, New York managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 24 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

New York secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 10-12-1, and they have lost five straight games. Overall, the team is 14-35-2, and they are in 16th place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, Chicago is in eighth place with a record of 3-14.

As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 13-34-2 this season, and they have lost five straight games when not favored. In their last ten games, Chicago has gone just 2-8, and they have lost their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Blackhawks are 16th.

Chicago enters the game with an overall puck line record of 23-28 and 27 of their 37 losses have been by multiple goals. So far, the Blackhawks have gone 14-9 against the puck line at home, and they have a puck line mark of 23-26 as the underdog.

Currently, Chicago has a puck line average of -1.4 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is at -0.4 goals per contest. The Blackhawks have covered the puck line in two straight games and in seven of their last ten games at home.

Following a 2-1 loss at home to the Wild, the Blackhawks are eager to bounce back. The Blackhawks couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Wild, but they did score one time in the second period. Against Minnesota, Chicago’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 21 shots on goal overall.

Despite the defeat, Chicago managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. The over/under line for the game was 5.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 9th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 7th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the league.

The Rangers’ over/under record this season is 26-22-3. For the season, they have had 30 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.1 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 32nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. This year, the Blackhawks have recorded a 1-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-22 record.

So far, the Blackhawks have an over/under record of 19-30-2. Coming into the game, they have played 27 games that went beyond the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 5.6 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Blackhawks ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.1 shots per game against New York. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Blackhawks head into the game ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32 shots per game against Chicago. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Rangers vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, New York has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Chicago has an puck line record of 7-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 5-5.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Rangers have a straight up record of 4-6. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-7.

Rangers vs Blackhawks Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blackhawks to come out with a win against the Rangers while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +238, I’m placing my bet on the Blackhawks to win outright.

Our projections have the Blackhawks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blackhawks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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