NHL Picks: Rangers vs. Bruins Friday Night

Ross Benjamin

Friday, November 29, 2013 3:06 PM GMT

Free NHL picks for the Friday night battle between the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins. Whick betting lines do we think offer us the best chance of cashing in with our sports picks?

The Bruins host the Rangers on Friday at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts with the opening faceoff slated for 1:05 PM ET. According to NHL odds the Bruins are a -160 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. The Bruins have won 5 of their last 6 games versus the Rangers. These two clubs have seen just 3 of their last 13 meetings in Boston go over the total.

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Taking the Long Road 

This will be the 5th and final game of a 5-game in 9-day road trip for the Rangers. The “Blue Shirts” have won 3 of the first 4-games of the trip heading into this afternoon’s Eastern Conference battle. The Rangers are now a terrific 7-1 in their last 8 road games. They were last on the ice in a 5-2 win at Florida on Wednesday night. It was the first time in 7-games that the Rangers went over the total. It was also just the 2nd time in 8-games that the Rangers scored 3-goals or more in a game.

Bruins Bounce Back Time

The Bruins endured their low point of the early season in their last game at Detroit. The Red Wings routed Boston 6-1 on Wednesday night. Detroit is the only team this season which has figured out a way to get to Tuukka Rask, who had been absolutely brilliant heading into Wednesday’s contest. Rask allowed the 6-goals on just 28 which was by far his worst performance of the year. Despite allowing a season high in goals, the Bruins continue to be #1 in the NHL allowing just 2.0 goals per game. However, the Bruins have gone under the total in just 1 of their last 8-games. Boston is 8-3 in their last 11-games after allowing 5-goals or more in their previous game. 

NHL Super System 

Any home team versus an opponent that comes off a road win by 2-goals or more, and is playing their 8th or more game in the last 14-days is 155-85 (64.6%) since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. 

NHL Picks: Bruins -160 over the Rangers

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