Rangers vs Maple Leafs Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Toronto Maple Leafs (34-17-8) vs New York Rangers (40-17-3)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -127 / New York Rangers +103 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at Scotiabank Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Rangers vs Maple Leafs prediction.

Rangers Coming off a Victory

The Rangers faced off against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday and they were able to secure a 4-1 victory. Artemi Panarin had a strong game putting up two goals and adding an assist. The Rangers are averaging 3.33 goals while their defense is giving up 2.7 goals per game. The defense is ranked 4th in the league and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way here. Artemi Panarin has scored 35 goals and added 47 assists so far this season. 

Maple Leafs Have Won Nine of Ten

The Maple Leafs have a ton of confidence heading into this game and they have won nine of the ten games. On Thursday, the Maple Leafs scored four goals and they ended up winning by two goals. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.66 goals per game while their defense is giving up 3.15 goals per game. The offense is ranked second in the league while the defense is ranked 20th. William Nylander is having a strong season and he has scored 32 goals and added 50 assists so far this season. The Maple Leafs will take on the Bruins after this one.

Toronto Maple Leafs Player Prop Facts

  • Auston Matthews has scored at least one goal in seven of his last eight appearances with the Maple Leafs as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Morgan Rielly has recorded a point in each of his last five appearances with the Maple Leafs as home favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • William Nylander has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Maple Leafs' last nine games as favorites against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Auston Matthews ranks 1st in the league for Goals (53) this season.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Artemi Panarin has scored at least one goal in each of the Rangers' last four games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Vincent Trocheck has recorded at least one assist in four of the Rangers' last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mika Zibanejad has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last 10 games as underdogs.
  • Chris Kreider has recorded two assists against the Maple Leafs this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.66).
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (28.92%).
  • The New York Rangers are one of three teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The New York Rangers rank 4th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.70).

Rangers vs Maple Leafs Betting Prediction

 With the way the Maple Leafs have played heading into this game, it’s hard to bet against them. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.66 goals per game which is second best in the NHL, and they are going to find success again here. The Rangers' offense is ranked 10th, but that isn’t going to be enough to come out with a victory on the road. Back the Maple Leafs on the money line to cash here. 

Shane’s Pick Toronto Maple Leafs -127

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