Rangers vs Bruins Prediction NHL Picks 3/21/24

Boston Bruins (41-14-15) vs New York Rangers (45-20-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -140 / New York Rangers +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins betting prediction for this NHL game on Thursday, March 21st at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Rangers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Bruins recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Boston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between New York and Boston

Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers are 45-20-4 this season after they lost to Winnipeg by a score of 4-2 in their last game. New York tied the game at one in the second period, but they allowed three of the last four goals in the loss. The Rangers out shot Winnipeg by a total of 41-27 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. New York defeated the Islanders by a score of 5-2 and the Penguins by a score of 7-4 in the two games prior to Winnipeg. The Rangers are scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 2.70 goals against per game, while going 25.6% on the power play and 83.2% on the penalty kill. Artemi Panarin has led New York with 38 goals, 56 assists, and 242 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Jonathan Quick, who is 15-5-2 this year with a 2.46 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 41-14-15 this year after they defeated Ottawa by a score of 6-2 in their last game. Boston had their lead cut to 3-2 in the second period, but they scored three goals in the third to pull away with the win. The Bruins were out shot by a total of 31-26 and went 2-2 on the power play in the game. Boston defeated the Flyers by a score of 6-5 and the Canadiens by a score of 2-1 in the two games prior to Ottawa. The Bruins are scoring 3.34 goals per game and they are allowing 2.70 goals against per game, while going 24.2% on the power play and 82% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led Boston with 44 goals, 55 assists, and 338 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Jeremy Swayman, who is 22-7-8 this year with a 2.56 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. 

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • David Pastrnak has scored the first goal in three of the Bruins' last four home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Pavel Zacha has recorded an assist in each of the Bruins' last six games.
  • David Pastrnak has scored at least one goal in four of the Bruins' last five home games.
  • Pavel Zacha has recorded at least one point in each of the Bruins' last eight games.
  • David Pastrnak ranks T2nd in the league for multi-point games (33) this season.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Jack Roslovic has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog.
  • Artemi Panarin has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances in night games at TD Garden.
  • Vincent Trocheck has recorded at least one point in each of the Rangers' last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Vincent Trocheck has scored two goals against the Bruins this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Bruins are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Boston Bruins rank 7th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.70).
  • The New York Rangers rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.16%).
  • The New York Rangers are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.

Rangers vs Bruins Betting Prediction

Boston rolls into this matchup on a three game winning streak and they have scored 14 goals in those three wins. The Bruins are 23-8-6 on home ice, while New York is 21-11-4 on the road. The Rangers are coming off of a loss to the Jets, but they have played very well on the road this season. These two teams are very similar when looking at the season numbers, but New York is slightly better on special teams. The Rangers won the first two meetings this season by scores of 7-4 and 2-1, but I like Boston to get the win here. The Bruins are great at home and they are scoring a lot of goals right now. Take Boston here. 

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

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