The Detroit Red Wings (11-6-3) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (15-4-1) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on TNT. The Red Wings are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers
The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win
For the season, the Red Wings currently hold an overall record of 11-6-3. On the road, Detroit has gone 4-3-1 and they are 7-3-2 at home. Their current record places them 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 5th in the Eastern conference. This season, Detroit has managed to win eight games by a margin of more than one goal while losing four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 8-12.
In their most recent game, the Red Wings hosted the Wild and secured a 4-1 victory. Offensively, the Red Wings’ offense scored in each period against the Wild. Out of Detroit’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 23 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
Detroit was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.
The New York Rangers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Red Wings, the Rangers have a 15-4-1 record. They hold a 6-2-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 9-2-1 on the road. Their current record places them 1st in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 1st in the Eastern conference. New York comes in with nine wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 9-11.
Coming off a 5-1 loss at home to the Sabres, the Rangers are hoping to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Rangers couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 26 shots on goal and had 5 giveaways.
New York went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 5th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. The Red Wings went 6-2 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 5-3.
The Red Wings’ over/under record this season is 12-8-0. For the season, they have had 12 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.
New York Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Rangers come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 16th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. Looking at how the Rangers’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 6th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Rangers’ have an over/under record of 8-11-1. Throughout the season, they have played 10 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Detroit Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 10th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Red Wings vs Rangers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Detroit has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Across their ten previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- The last ten games that Detroit was favored, they have an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 7-3 straight up.
If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Rangers is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -206, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Red Wings to cover. Even if the Rangers secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Red Wings 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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