Jets vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks 3/19/24

New York Rangers (45-19-4) vs Winnipeg Jets (42-19-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -179 / Winnipeg Jets +144 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Jets vs Rangers betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Tuesday, March 19th at the Madison Square Garden. We will take a look at: 

-The Winnipeg Jets recent form and recent player performance

-The New York Rangers recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Jets and Rangers. 

The Jets Have Won Two Games in a Row

The Jets have won two games in a row, and they have a ton of confidence. Two games ago against the Anaheim Ducks, the Jets won 6-0 and in the last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets they won 6-1. The Jets are averaging 3.13 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.34 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th, while the defense is ranked 1st. Mark Scheifele is having a strong season, scoring 19 goals and adding 40 assists so far this season. The Jets need the offense to step up here. 

Rangers Offense Has Impressed

The Rangers' offense has been impressive heading into this game, and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Two games ago against the Pittsburgh Penguins they won 7-4 and in the last game against the New York Islanders they won 5-2. The Rangers are averaging 3.35 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.68 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league, while the defense is ranked 5th in the league. Artemi Parnini has scored 38 goals and added 56 assists. 

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Mika Zibanejad has scored a goal in each of the Rangers' last three games as favorites.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded at least one assist in each of the Rangers' last seven games as home favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last eight home games against Central Division opponents.
  • K'Andre Miller has recorded two assists against the Jets this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Nikolaj Ehlers has recorded an assist in each of the Jets' last four games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Kyle Connor has scored a goal in four of the Jets' last five games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded at least one point in 10 of his last 11 appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Kyle Connor ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Rangers rank 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.42%).
  • The New York Rangers rank T5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.68).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.34).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.920).

Jets vs Rangers Betting Prediction

Both of these offenses have had no issue running up the score, and it’s going to be no different in this game. The Jets scored six goals in the last game, while the Rangers scored seven goals. There is going to be very little defense played by either team and this game is going to end up being a shootout. Both teams are going to finish with at least four goals, and this game is going to go over the total. 

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

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