Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Rangers (24-21-4) at Detroit Red Wings (12-36-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / New York Rangers --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 26 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 18 assists and Jacob Trouba has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 75 goals on 803 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 66 goals on 731 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 17 goals, Dylan Larkin has 23 assists and Anthony Mantha has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 82 goals on 702 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 77 goals on 806 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 8-17 in their last 25 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Red Wings are 20-43 in their last 63 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-12 in their last 16 home games and 12-41 in their last 53 overall. The over is 13-3-2 in Rangers last 18 overall. The over is 5-2 in Red Wings last 7 vs. Metropolitan. The Rangers are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Detroit and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings. The under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and 20-4-3 in the last 27 meetings.
The New York Rangers haven't had any success this season playing on the end of a back to back and have had some rough experiences on the road recently. It's also tough to beat the same team twice in as many days. However, backing the Detroit Red Wings isn't much of an option given the seven-game losing streak and the constant issue defensively. The New York Rangers should be able to beat the Red Wings for the second night in a row.