New York Rangers at Boston Bruins - 3/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Boston Bruins (13-6-4) vs New York Rangers (10-11-3)
Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -185 / New York Rangers +166 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins meet in NHL action from the TD Garden on Thursday night.
The New York Rangers come into this game looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh, including a 4-2 loss to the Penguins in their last matchup. Pavel Buchnevich leads the Rangers in scoring with 20 points coming on 7 goals and a team-high 13 assists while Ryan Strome and Artemi Panarin each have 18 points with Strome splitting his points between 9 goals and 9 assists while Panarin is preparing to return to the lineup for the first time in weeks after tending to an off-ice matter. Chris Kreider has 17 points with a team-high 13 goals and Adam Fox has 15 points with 13 assists this season. Igor Shesterkin’s made the majority of the starts in goal for the Rangers with 15 games played, 6 wins and a 2.31 GAA while Alexandar Georgiev has 11 appearances with 4 wins, a shutout and a 3.03 GAA.
The Boston Bruins will be out to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Islanders in their last matchup. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in scoring with 28 points coming on team-highs of 12 goals and 16 assists while Patrice Bergeron’s on 22 points with 9 goals and 13 assists this season. David Pastrnak has 21 points with 11 goals and 10 assists and Charlie McAvoy has 17 points with 14 assists. Nick Ritchie has chipped in 15 points with 8 goals and 7 assists and David Krejci has 11 assists for Boston this season. Tuukka Rask leads the Bruins in goal, appearing in 14 games with 8 wins and a 2.46 GAA while Jaroslav Halak has 9 games played with 5 wins, a shutout and a 2.08 GAA this season.
New York is 2-9 in their last 11 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 3-0-2 in their last 5 road games. Boston is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days’ rest while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Boston.
The plus money with the Rangers is tempting considering that New York just whooped the Bruins 6-2 a couple of weeks ago. However, Boston responded with a 4-1 win a couple of nights later and bottom line is that the Bruins are in need of a feel-good win to start to right the ship. New York stumbled against Pittsburgh in their last couple of games and I just wonder if the Rangers have enough to shake that coming into this game against another one of the league’s best in Boston. I’ll back the Bruins at home where they’ve been so good to us in the last couple of years and to get the price down, I’ll side with Boston on the puck line.