Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat, and the Vancouver Canucks will do battle against Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in an East-West tilt. Sportsnet Pacific will showcase the action, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 12.
Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Rangers Odds
Vancouver (+110) is currently the underdog to New York (-130), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
Vancouver is 10-8 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 9.3 units this season. Through 18 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone over the total, while another nine have gone under and none have pushed. This 2018-19 Canucks team is 5-6 SU on the road.
Vancouver has converted on 19.6 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it has successfully killed off 80.0 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 29.4 saves per game with a .898 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (7-5-2) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this season. If head coach Travis Green chooses to rest him, however, Vancouver could go with Anders Nilsson (3-3 record, .912 save percentage, 2.67 goals against average).
Over on the other bench, New York is 8-9 straight up (SU) and has netted 2.2 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 17 regular season outings, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. It’s 5-3 SU as the home team this season.
The Rangers have converted on just 18.5 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 23rd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.8 percent of all penalties.
Henrik Lundqvist (31.3 saves per game) has been the primary netminder in goal for the Rangers. Lundqvist has five wins, eight losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has registered a pedestrian 2.65 goals against average and a .921 save percentage this season.
Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Rangers Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over
- The Rangers are 4-0 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Canucks are 1-2 in shootouts.
- The over has hit in four of Vancouver’s last five outings.
- The Broadway Blueshirts this season have dished out the 12th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.9), but that number has risen to 25.6 over their last five home games.