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Rangers vs Golden Knights Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Looking through the latest news, stats, and injury reports, it is interesting to see the visiting New York Rangers as moderate underdogs against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Rangers have done well going against the NHL odds with their 7-9 record as an underdog while injuries continue to torment the home team.

Rangers vs Golden Knights: Betting Guide

Injury Bug Keeps Biting Vegas

The Golden Knights are up there in terms of man games lost to injury. This team can’t catch a break and was healthy for all of one week. Now, the Knights will once again be without Max Pacioretty (wrist) as he leads a star-studded injury list that includes the likes of Mark Stone and both goalies in Robin Lehner and Laurent Brossoit.

Rangers vs Golden Knights Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions
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Vegas will turn to 24-year-old Logan Thompson, who let in three goals on 26 shots against the Nashville Predators in his first career NHL start. It’s not entirely on him as the Golden Knights continue to allow scoring chances due to their fast-and-furious brand of hockey.

Thompson will get plenty of run support, however. The Golden Knights are still putting up the second-most goals (3.7) in the NHL and their power play (PP) is having a renaissance at 27.8 percent. Undermanned or not, Vegas is a dangerous team and worth a bet online.

Rangers Bread-Winning Without Bread Man

The Rangers raise the Golden Knights’ injuries with one Artemi Panarin, who has been sidelined by quarantine. Despite their superstar’s absence, the Rangers still handled the Edmonton Oilers as underdogs. This is mainly because of Alexander Georgiev.

New York’s goaltenders are putting in the work and have combined for 13.5 goals saved above expectations and adjusted goals against average of 2.60. This stellar netminding is why the Rangers find themselves tied for the second-most points in the league.

Digging deeper, the Rangers are an average 5v5 team. They get outshot and outchanced much more than teams with similar point percentages. But the goaltending, combined with above-average shooting accuracy, defines this team as textbook clutch.

 Rangers vs Golden Knights Head to Head

New York Stat Vegas
2-3-2 Record 5-2-0
2-4-1 Over/Under 2-4-1
2.86 Average Score 3.00
23.1% Power Play % 25%
75% Penalty Kill % 76.9%

 Rangers vs  Golden Knights Game Information

  • Date: Thursday
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena
  • New York Rangers vs Vegas Golden Knights Live Stream: NHL Live

New York Rangers vs  Golden Knights Betting Lines

New York Vegas
+125 Moneyline -145
+1½

(-180)

Puck Line -1½

(+160)

6

(-110)

Total 6

(-110u)

 Rangers vs Golden Knights Prediction

The Golden Knights may be 5-2-0 against the Rangers, but the Blueshirts are going for the upset. New York has the better goaltenders and has the firepower to match Vegas, given how many chances the Knights will give the Rangers.

Vegas, once an elite home team, is also only just 11-8-1 at home and only 2-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Snipe the Rangers from the online sports betting site while they’re this lucrative of a price.

Pick: New York Rangers +125

The Golden Knights’ high-octane brand of hockey has led to plenty of high-scoring affairs, such as 22 of their 36 games. The Rangers are an offensive-minded team that plays in a similar fashion, which will yield an abundance of scoring chances here. Even with New York’s elite netminding, this one will go over.

Pick: Over 6 (-110)

Parlay: New York Rangers and Over 6 (+370)

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