Rangers vs Ducks Prediction - NHL Picks 1/21/24

Anaheim Ducks (15-28-1) vs New York Rangers (28-14-2)

Game Info: Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +190 / New York Rangers -244 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Anaheim Ducks face off on Sunday in an NHL showdown at the Honda Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Rangers vs Ducks prediction.

Rangers on Tired Legs

The Rangers have a game against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and now have to face off against the Stars. The Rangers faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights two games ago and there were some struggles. The Rangers offense scored only one goal while the defense gave up five goals and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against the Seattle Kraken, the Rangers scored five goals and that led to the victory. The Rangers are averaging 3.25 goals while their defense is giving up 2.86 goals per game. The offense is ranked 13th while the defense is ranked 10th. Artemi Panarin has scored 27 goals and added 44 assists so far this season.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Mika Zibanejad has scored at least one goal in six of the Rangers' last seven games against the Ducks.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last nine games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one assist in each of the Rangers' last six games as favorites against the Ducks.
  • Chris Kreider has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Rangers this season (2).

Can the Ducks Pick up a Big Win?

The Ducks have had an awful season and losing games seem to be all they do. On Saturday the Ducks faced against the San Jose Sharks. Two games ago the Ducks failed to score against the Washington Capitals.  The Ducks offense has been an issue all season and it’s going to need to be something that gets better if they want to finish the season strong. The Ducks overall are averaging 2.5 goals while their defense is giving up 3.41 goals per game. The Ducks offense is ranked 29th while the defense is ranked 27th. Frank Vatrano has scored 21 goals this season and added another 12 assists. The Ducks will face the Sabres, Stars, and Wild after this game.

Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Strome has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine home appearances after playing less than 20 minutes the previous day.
  • Alex Killorn has recorded at least one assist in four of his last five home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Leo Carlsson ranks T1st amongst rookies for shootout goals (1) this season.

Rangers vs Ducks Betting Prediction

The Ducks offense has been a major issue all season and it’s not going to change here. The Ducks are averaging only 2.5 goals per game and they are going to struggle to get the offense going here. The Rangers are going to go over their season average of 3.25 and they are going to have no issue getting the job done here. Back the Rangers to have no issue getting the job done here. Back the Rangers on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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