NHL handicapper provides us with his betting analysis for today’s game between Rangers & Red Wings. We would strongly advice reading this revealing article which culminates with a money line pick.
Rangers visit Motown
The Detroit Red Wings will host the New York Rangers tonight at 8:05 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at Pinnacle, Detroit is a -127 money line favorite, and the posted total in this game is 5.5. This will be the third meeting of the season between these Eastern Conference teams. They split the first two games with each team winning on home ice.
The New York Rangers enter tonight having won nine of their previous eleven games. The last time they met the Red Wings it resulted in a 3-2 loss on December 16th. That becomes a significant result since the Rangers are a perfect 6-0 on the road this season when playing with same season revenge stemming from a one goal loss. As a matter of fact, they won those six games by an average of 2.0 goals per outing.
Returning from the Road
The Detroit Red Wings return home tonight for the first time since concluding a six game in eleven day road trip. Tonight will be just their second game in the last six days. Oddly enough, Detroit hasn’t performed well this season when afforded a good amount of rest, and especially when playing at home. The Red Wings have gone a dismal 2-7 against the money line on home ice this season when playing their second game in the last five days. Jimmy Howard is slated to be in goal for Detroit tonight. Howard has posted an unimpressive .885 save percentage in his previous four starts.
Besides the points I’ve already alluded to, there’s value to be had on the road underdog New York Rangers. The Rangers have gone a stellar 18-11 against the money line on the road this season, and have earned $100 a game bettors $800 in that role. On the other hand, although Detroit is 17-12 versus the money line at home, they’ve lost $100 bettors $240 in doing so. I’m going with the defending Eastern Conference champs as one of my NHL picks on Wednesday.