Add 'Under' to NHL Picks in Blues vs. Rangers

Ross Benjamin

Monday, November 3, 2014 1:59 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 1:59 PM UTC

There’s just 1-game on the NHL board tonight, and our sports wagering expert provides us with a NHL betting preview article in that contest between the Blues/Rangers. Read this revealing analysis that includes a NHL free pick on the total.

Playing the Blues at MSG
The Rangers will entertain the Blues tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York with a slated 7:05 PM ET start time. According to the NHL betting odds at BetOnline, the Rangers are a -107 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.0. This will be the 2nd meeting of the season between these two clubs. The Rangers won 3-2 on 10/9/2014 which was the season opener for both teams. The Blues defeated the Rangers in each of their two encounters last season. St. Louis has gone 7-1 in their last 8-games at Madison Square Garden.


Heating up after Rough Start
The St. Louis Blues enter tonight riding a 4-game winning streak. It was certainly a positive sign considering they were off to a 2-4 start, and was expected to be one of the top contenders in the Western Conference. They’ve seen just 2 of their first 10-games go over the total, and 5 of the 10 resulted in a push. Brian Elliot is listed as the probable starting goaltender tonight for the Blues, and he’s gone 4-3 this season with a solid .919 save percentage. St. Louis has gone an outstanding 38-14 in their last 52-games versus Eastern Conference opponents.


Early Home Stand for “The Blue Shirts”
Tonight will be the 3rd of a 4-game in 9-day home stand for the Rangers. At the conclusion of this current home stand they will play at Toronto, and will follow that up with 5 of their next 6-games at home. This will be an excellent opportunity for the Rangers get off to a fast start to the 2014-2015 campaign. They enter tonight with a mediocre 5-5 money line record, and are coming off a 1-0 overtime shootout loss to Winnipeg on Saturday despite outshooting the Jets 38-25. Henrik Lundquist has started 9 of the first 10-games in goal for the Rangers. He will be given the night off, and Cameron Talbot will make his 2nd start of the season. The Rangers power play has gone an anemic 2-for-28 (7.1%) to start the season, and that includes a dismal 0-for-17 at home.


Final Analysis
St. Louis is 6-4 so far this season, and that’s good for a .600 money line winning percentage. The Blues also enter tonight by coming off consecutive home wins over Anaheim and Colorado in their previous 2-games. These specific results set up a very profitable NHL betting system, and it can be used as an integral tool in making your NHL picks today. Any team (Blues) playing in the 1st half of the season, coming off 2 or more wins in a row at home, and they have a money line winning percentage of .510 to .600, has seen 74 of those 108-games (68.5%) go under the total during the past 5-seasons.

Free NHL Pick: Blues/Rangers to go under 5.0 at BetOnline

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