NHL Betting: New York Rangers To Clinch Win In Front Of Home Fans


New York Rangers 1.95 Draw 3.90 Toronto Maple Leafs 3.40

Both of these teams were comfortably defeated by a 5-2 scoreline last night so could do with bouncing back pretty swiftly. 

Neither had a long flight to get in to NYC and the season only just began but playing consecutive nights in different cities must take a percentage off their conditioning. 

The Rangers at least had some points in the bag from when they picked up a nice victory in St Louis earlier in the week, this is the first chance for their home fans to see their team so Madison Square Garden is sure to be rocking. 

Particularly on Thursday they did a good job cashing in on mistakes, last night when Columbus got in front early as they did it becomes a lot more difficult to strike on the break. 

It was a similar story for the Maple Leafs dropping down 3-0 in the first period, moving forward they need to start faster and sort out their lousy penalty killing that's seen them concede three goals from seven times shorthanded. 

One Ranger who hasn't wasted any time getting going is Rick Nash with three goals already to his name, you'll find the winger at 2.75 to score tonight. From what we've seen so far go with New York to bank the victory at 1.95.

 

Los Angeles Kings 1.80 Draw 4.10 Winnipeg Jets 3.80 

Again we have a nice frame of reference for this game as each has been shutout by San Jose and faced off with Arizona in the last few days. 

The defending champions are hunting a first win of the campaign after deservedly falling in overtime yesterday, it's not a surprise they look a little sluggish and everybody ups it that little bit more against the holders. 

Winnipeg crushed the same Coyotes 6-2 on Thursday, they are a team with a lot of scoring potential through the likes of Blake Wheeler and Brian Little just maybe not consistent enough on defence. Even though they failed to register a goal last night their effort level was perhaps a bit too high as it spilled over into too many penalties. 

With such long odds of 3.80 the Jets are a tempting proposition here, I'm slightly more inclined to go for the tie at 4.10.

Best Bet: New York Rangers to win at 1.95