Boston is yet to redeem itself from the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. To be exact, they blew a 3-2 series lead to the St. Louis Blues. That included a home loss in game seven. Last year the Bruins were off the mark in the NHL Playoffs. COVID-19 distracted Boston more than other teams. At the 2020 Toronto Bubble, the Rangers were credited for marked NHL betting improvement. However, in 2021 the Broadway Blueshirts are taking a step back. New York’s goal-scoring hasn’t been as reliable as one season ago. The Rangers and Bruins meet Wednesday at MSG.
Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers Betting Information
|Date:||Wednesday, February 10, 2021|
|Time:||7:00 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Madison Square Garden, New York|
Boston Bruins at New York Rangers CashBet Wagering Analysis
Once upon a time, the Rangers and Bruins had a fierce high stakes rivalry. Veteran fans and gamblers still recall those epic battles of the early 1970s. Boston beat the Rangers in a star-studded 1972 Stanley Cup Final. On the whole, both teams have sizeable generational fan bases. That translates into enhanced action with the sportsbook odds. Correspondingly the Bruins have more credibility with casual gamblers. Boston has been a consistent contender for several seasons. New York has struggled since their 2014 Eastern Conference championship. The majority of the activity will go to the Bruins in this game.
Bruin up a Stanley Cup Run?
Boston has a Betting on NHL record of 8-1-2 with 5-5 on totals. First place in the East Division belongs to the Bruins. Boston ranks 14th in the NHL for goal scoring and 5th for the power play. In like manner, the Bruins rank 5th for goals against and third for the penalty kill. Boston has won three of their last four games. Three of those four tilts went over the total.
Backup goalie Jaroslav Halak is outplaying Tuukka Rask. Halak has a .923 save percentage and 1.72 goals-against average. Comparable is Rask at .898 with a 2.36 goals-against average. Center Brad Marchand has seven goals, eight assists, and a plus-six.
Rangers Slide Back after Impressive 2019-20
Late on, the Rangers have won three of their last four games. Five of their previous six contests stayed under the total. New York is 4-4-2 with 3-7 under the pro hockey betting total. As a result, the Rangers are 6th in the East Division. New York ranks 19th for both goal scoring and the power play. Defensively the Rangers are 15th for goals against and 17th for penalty killing.
Namely, Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers with five goals, ten assists, and a plus-two. Panarin has two goals and four assists on the power play. The left-winger scored a career-best 32 goals in 2019-20. And then defenseman Adam Fox has one goal, six assists, and a plus-three. Fox has one goal and four assists on the power play. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin has made a positive impact. To show he owns a .913 save percentage and 2.35 goals-against average.
Boston Bruins at New York Rangers Against the Spread
Boston has won 14 of their last 19 hockey betting road matchups. Eight of their last 11 road tilts went under the total. Contrarily the Rangers have lost 11 of their last 19 home games. Four of their previous six at MSG went under the total.
In sum, Boston has won their last four meetings with New York. The previous two meetings stayed under the total. At Madison Square Garden, the Bruins are 3-1 against the Rangers. Six of the last seven between these teams at MSG cleared the total.
Boston Bruins at New York Rangers CashBet Free Pick
On this occasion, we have a historic Original Six matchup. As mentioned earlier, the Bruins own the NHL gambling advantage in this series. Boston brings superior firepower and depth.
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