Boston Bruins at New York Rangers - 2/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (7-8-3) vs Boston Bruins (11-5-2)
Game Info: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers +147 / Boston Bruins -163 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers meet Sunday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.
The Boston Bruins need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 27.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 10 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 12 assists and Nick Ritchie has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 87.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 32 goals on 297 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 17 goals on 175 shots.
The New York Rangers look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with nine goals, Artemi Panarin has 13 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 27 goals on 334 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 19 goals on 192 shots.
TheBruins are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 overall. The under is 16-6 in Rangers last 22 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Boston Bruins have owned this series over the years and are easily the better team on paper. However, the New York Rangers have played the better hockey this week and have had the better results. The Bruins defense has slipped lately and they just lost to the Rangers a couple days ago, giving up six goals in the process. The Bruins should win this game, but we're getting the team in better form at home with the plus money. I'll take it.