Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers - 11/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Rangers (12-9-1) at Boston Bruins (17-3-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -245 / New York Rangers +218 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins meet Friday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The New York Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 12 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 14 assists and Jacob Trouba has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 43 goals on 478 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 30 goals on 309 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed two or less goals in four of their last eight games.
The Boston Bruins look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 32.9 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 23 goals, Brad Marchand has 25 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 33 goals on 457 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 22 goals on 314 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 overall, 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 24-51 in their last 75 road games. The Bruins are 21-7 in their last 28 vs. Metropolitan, 37-15 in their last 52 games following a win and 38-16 in their last 54 games as a favorite. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Bruins last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Rangers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have outscored the Rangers in the last two meetings 13-7, and their last three wins overall against them have been decided by a combined 11 goals. The New York Rangers are finding ways to win games lately and the defensive effort has improved, but this is still a Rangers team that's 27th in goals allowed per game, 30th in shots against and 24th in penalty killing. The Boston Bruins should be licking their chops for this contest. I'll take the Bruins and the PL for added value.