New York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 4/5/2024

The New York Rangers (50-21-4) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (37-30-8) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 50-21-4, the New York Rangers sit atop the Eastern Conference standings and have a comfortable lead in the Metropolitan Division. On the road this season, the Rangers have gone 24-11-4 and have won four straight games away from home. In games where they have been favored, New York has gone 39-17-2.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 8-2, and they have won four of their last five games. In their last three games, New York has gone 2-1. This season, the Rangers have gone 30-14 against Eastern Conference opponents.

So far this season, the Rangers have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. They have gone 38-37 against the puck line, including 29 wins by multiple goals. New York has gone 23-35 against the puck line when favored and is currently on a two-game puck line losing streak.

Overall, the Rangers have gone 22-17 against the puck line on the road and their average scoring margin away from home is also +.6 goals per game. In their last ten games on the road, the team has gone 7-3 against the puck line.

Facing the Devils in their last game, the Rangers won by a score of 4-3. The Rangers scored two goals in the first period against the Devils and found the net two times in the 3rd period. Out of New York’s four goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 41 shots on goal and had 11 giveaways.

Although New York secured a straight-up win, they did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win

At 37-30-8, the Red Wings have 82 points and sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Detroit is in 5th place. At home, the Red Wings have gone 21-11-5 this season and have won three straight games at Little Caesars Arena.

As the underdog, Detroit has been the favored team in just 24 of their 75 games this season. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Red Wings have gone 21-22 this year. Over their last ten games, Detroit has gone 4-6 and are 1-4 in their last five games.

As the underdog, the Red Wings have a puck line record of 34-17, and their average scoring margin when not favored is -.3 goals per game. So far this season, Detroit has 21 losses by more than one goal.

On the road, the Red Wings have gone 21-17 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential in those games is -.6 goals per contest. Over their last ten games overall, Detroit’s puck line mark is 6-4.

The Red Wings recently played against the Lightning and secured a win with a score of 4-2. On offense, the Red Wings were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with three goals in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 1 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Detroit came away with a victory against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 6 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Rangers are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 17th in the league. So far this year, the Rangers are 29-14 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 20-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

For the season, the over/under record of the Rangers’ stands at 41-31-3. They have had 37 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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The Red Wings come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 26th in the league. Coming into the game, the Red Wings have a 11-8 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 25-21.

So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 41-34-0. Coming into the game, they have played 41 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

New York defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against New York. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

Defensively, the Red Wings are currently 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Rangers vs Red Wings Trends

  • The Rangers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • The Red Wings are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-1.
  • Although the Rangers have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-4.

Rangers vs Red Wings Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Red Wings to defeat the Rangers while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +116, I’m placing a wager on the Red Wings to win outright.

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

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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

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