New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Free Preview 1/13/19

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Kevin Hayes, Mika Zibanejad, and the New York Rangers will face off against Artemi Panarin, Cam Atkinson, and the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena in a Metro Division tilt. The action will get going at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 13, and it can be viewed live on Fox Sports Ohio.

New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.

Earning moneyline bettors 0.3 units, Columbus is 26-18 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Metropolitan Division in this young season, is fairly close to the 45-37 record the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Out of the team’s 44 regular season contests, 22 of them have gone under the total, while 17 have gone over and just four have pushed. The team is 12-10 SU at home this year.

The Blue Jackets have converted on just 14.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s ranked 28th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.2 percent of all penalties.

With a .906 save percentage and 25.8 saves per game, Sergei Bobrovsky (18 wins, 14 losses, and one OT loss) has been the best option in goal for the Jackets this season. If head coach John Tortorella chooses to give him the night off, however, the team may turn to Joonas Korpisalo (8-9-9 record, .898 save percentage, 3.08 goals against average).

On the visiting bench, New York is 18-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. 22 of its outings have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the away team so far, the Rangers are 7-15 SU.

The Rangers have converted on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 26th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.7 percent of all penalties.

Henrik Lundqvist (29.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for New York. Lundqvist has 12 wins, 20 losses, and seven OT losses to his credit, while registering a .907 save percentage and 3.08 goals against average this year.

New York Rangers at Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Blue Jackets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • The Rangers (5-2 in shootouts this season) has more experience in games decided by shootout. The Blue Jackets fell short in its only shootout this season.
  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five outings.
  • New York has managed 25.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Columbus has been attempting 33.8 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Four of New York’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 0-4 in those games.
  • New York skaters have accounted for the league’s sixth-most hits per game (26.5).