Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers Free Preview


The Anaheim Ducks, spearheaded by Ryan Getzlaf and Adam Henrique, are set to take the ice against Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes, and the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in a cross-country showdown. The match gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, and fans at home can view the game live on Prime Ticket.

Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers Odds

Anaheim is 19-16 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 5.2 units this year. 20 of its matches have gone under the total, while 13 have gone over and just one has pushed. The Ducks are 9-7 SU on the road in 2018-19.

Anaheim has converted on just 16.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 24th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 16th in the league, and it has successfully killed off 80.0 percent of its penalties..

Averaging 29.7 saves per game with a .927 save percentage, John Gibson (16-13-4) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim this season. Gibson did just play last night, however, so head coach Randy Carlyle might decide to rest him and roll with Ryan Miller instead (5-5-1 record, .922 save percentage, 2.71 goals against average).

On the other bench, New York is 14-18 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 16 of its contests have gone over the total, while another 16 have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 10-7 SU at home this year.

The Rangers have converted on just 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.5 percent of all opponent power plays.

Henrik Lundqvist has denied 30.6 shots per game as the primary choice in goal for the Rangers. Lundqvist has 10 wins, 15 losses, and five OT losses to his name and has recorded a .914 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average this season.

Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers Free Picks

Free Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Rangers, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • The Rangers are 5-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Ducks are 3-2 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the total has gone over in each of their last five outings.
  • Five of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-1 in those games.
  • This game features two of the tougher teams in the league. Anaheim skaters have accounted for the league’s 11th-most hits per game (22.5) while the Broadway Blueshirts have handed the seventh-most (25.7).