Rangers at Jets 2/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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New York Rangers vs. Winnipeg Jets
NHL: 8:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : WIN -222 Total 6.5
The Rangers are a team that has not really decided if they want to play hockey this season. The way the Rangers have taken to the ice in some of the games they look flat and lackadaisical at times and that has definitely not helped the Rangers get anything going on the ice. The one saving grace the Rangers do have is they are playing in the Metro and that means they are in the same division as the Devils who have been playing horrible on the year. Another bright spot is the way the Rangers played against the Maple Leafs who they beat by a 4-1 score.
The Rangers are coming into the game here scoring at a clip of 2.73 goals a game. The defense for the Rangers has allowed 3.27 goals a game. When it comes to converting on the power play the Rangers have been able to convert on 20.6%, but have ended up killing off 77.5%.
Sadly for the Winnipeg Jets they have let the Predators slip back into contention in the Central Division. This is making almost all of the games the Jets are playing a must win for them to be able to continue to hold onto the division lead. The last game did see the Jets finally break their losing streak against the Buffalo Sabres and just in time to take the point lead back from the Predators.
The Jets are coming into this game scoring at a clip of 3.43 goals a game. When it comes to the defense the Jets are allowing only 2.84 goals a game. The Jets are converting on the power play at 25.9%. When killing off the penalties for the Jets they have been able to kill off 80.5%.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rangers are 17-4 in their last 21 games as a road favorite of -151 to -200.
Jets are 27-6 in their last 33 games as a favorite of -201 or greater.
Over is 7-2 in Rangers last 9 games as a road underdog of +151 to +200.
Over is 10-2-4 in Jets last 16 games a home underdog of +110 to +150.
Free Betting Pick: Under 6.5
The Jets are playing at a very high level and are definitely going to have the home ice advantage as the arena is loud and in charge. However, the Jets are also the better team in this game and that means the offense for the Jets will be hard to slow down and coupled with the great defense it will be impossible for the Rangers to score. Final Score Prediction, Winnipeg Jets win 4-0.