Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi, and the Detroit Red Wings will face off against Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in an Original Six showdown. The action gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 6, and you can view it live on NBC Sports Network.
Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers Odds
Detroit (+135) is entering this one as the underdog to New York (-155), and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Producing -1.4 units for moneyline bettors, New York is 5-7 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with what the team produced during last year’s regular season (32-50). Among the team’s 12 games this season, six have gone over the total, while an additional six have gone under and none have pushed. Thus far, the team’s 3-5 SU at home.
The Rangers have converted on 17.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.1 saves per game with a .913 save percentage, Alexandar Georgiev (3-4-1) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Broadway Blueshirts this season. If New York chooses to rest him, however, the team might go with Henrik Lundqvist (2-4-4 record, .906 save percentage, 3.58 goals against average).
In the other locker room, Detroit is 4-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.6 units for moneyline bettors thus far. A total of eight of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under the total and three have pushed. As a road team so far, the Red Wings are 2-6 SU.
The Red Wings have converted on just 13.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-five overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 30th overall and it’s successfully killed off 68.6 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jimmy Howard (27.7 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Detroit. Howard has two wins and seven losses to his credit, while registering a .889 save percentage and 3.96 goals against average this year.
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Red Wings, O/U – Under
- For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
- Detroit skaters recorded 21.3 hits per game last season, while the Broadway Blueshirts accounted for 26.0 hits per contest.