Madison Square Garden plays host to an Original Six tilt as the Detroit Red Wings square off against the New York Rangers. The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, and you’ll be able to see the game live on Fox Sports Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers Odds
Detroit (+145) is playing the role of underdog to New York (-165), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -105 money on the over and -115 for the under.
Producing 1.9 units for moneyline bettors, New York is 11-11 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team managed during the 2016-17 season (48-34). Of the teams 22 games this season, 13 have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the teams 8-6 SU at home.
The Rangers have connected on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 14th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.3 percent of all penalties.
The Rangers, as a collective unit, have been whistled for penalties 3.9 times per game overall this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five contests home outings. The teams had to stave off opponent power plays for 8.5 minutes per game over their last 10 matchups, overall.
With a .914 save percentage and 27.5 saves per game, Henrik Lundqvist (10-9-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for New York this year. If the Broadway Blueshirts, however, choose to rest him, New York might turn to Ondrej Pavelec (1-4-4 record, .886 save percentage, 3.69 goals against average).
The Broadway Blueshirts will continue relying on offensive production from Mika Zibanejad and Kevin Shattenkirk. Zibanejad (22 points) is up to 11 goals and 11 assists and has recorded two or more points four times this year. Shattenkirk has five goals and 12 assists to his name and has recorded a point in 13 games.
On the other bench, Detroit is 10-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.7 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of 11 of its games have gone over the total, while an additional 11 have gone under and none have pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Red Wings are 6-6 SU.
The Red Wings have scored on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places it in the top-five among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked fifth overall and it’s successfully defended 84.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Detroit’s players have been whistled for penalties 4.5 times per game in total this season, and 3.6 per game over their last five on the road. The teams had to kill penalties an unhealthy 19.2 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Jimmy Howard (28.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Detroit. Howard owns an 8-9-2 record, and has registered a .923 save percentage and 2.50 goals against average this year.
Dylan Larkin (four goals, 16 assists) has been one of the most vital offensive playmakers for the visiting Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, O/U – Under
- The over has hit in three of Detroit’s last five games.
- Over New York’s last ten outings, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-2 in those games).