Winnipeg Jets vs. New York Rangers - 2/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Rangers (27-23-4) at Winnipeg Jets (29-23-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -135 / New York Rangers +122 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Artemi Panarin leads New York with 28 goals, Pavel Buchnevich has 20 assists and Jacob Trouba has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 79 goals on 851 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 70 goals on 765 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 28 goals, Mark Scheifele has 36 assists and Blake Wheeler has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 114 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 50 goals on 445 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed two goals in each of their last six games.
The Rangers are 29-59 in their last 88 games as a road underdog, 19-42 in their last 61 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-9 in their last 13 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Rangers last 9 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Jets last 5 overall. The road team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Rangers have fixed their defensive issues lately, but I'm not sure I trust a two week sample size, especially on the road. Also, the Rangers have been horrible in the underdog role dating back to last season. The Winnipeg Jets have won three of the last four meetings against the Rangers and it seems like they're due for a breakout performance at home. I feel slightly more confident in the Jets at home than I do the Rangers on the road. I'll lay the reasonable juice.