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The NY Rangers are the away team in this game and enter this match up ranked 21st in the NHL with a record of 28-23-5. The Rangers are solid when away from the big apple, going 12-11-2 on the road this season. The Rangers are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won two games in a row. On the other hand, the Columbus Blue Jackets are the home team and sit 8th in the NHL with a season record of 30-17-10. Columbus has a home record of 18-10-3 on the year and will look to continue their dominance here tonight. The Blue Jackets enter this game 7-1-2 in their last 10 match ups. Both of these teams need some points so this game will be a dog fight.
NY Rangers Need Some Road PointsThe NY Rangers rank 16th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. Both of their goalies have played well this year, with Alexandar Georgiev getting the start tonight as NY looks for a spark. Georgiev has played quite well since he started getting more starts and will look to continue that tonight to beat Columbus.
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The Rangers rank 11th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at on the road. Artemi Panarin has been electric this year, leading the Rangers with over 70 points so far. Panarin has been beating teams with speed and crisp snapshots and will look to continue that trend here tonight to help his squad win.
Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus enters this game ranked 1st in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on home ice. Joonas Korpisalohas been a solid netminder for this team all season, he has been getting great help from his boys upfront. Korpisalo has kept it together this season but will need to stay calm here tonight.
The Blue Jackets are 30th in the NHL when it comes to scoring goals in front of their home fans. Zach Werenski has been a surprise scorer for the Jackets from the blue line this season. He will look to dish out some crisp passes and tighten up the blue line to help keep things in line for the Jackets tonight.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Go with the home team in this match up. When two teams are not evenly matched, it is okay to take the road dogs but in this case, the much better team is at home. Especially when the home team excels when on home ice like the Blue Jackets do. The Blue Jackets have a few weapons that are just waiting to turn on and this could be the night to do so. Their defense has been amazing so the offense is just waiting to catch up. The Rangers have been struggling so much as of late and their woes will continue here tonight. New York has had their struggles and they will continue here tonight, so bet on Columbus an ride with the home team.
Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets
Full-Game Total Pick
This one is easy because we have the underwhelming Blue Jackets offense that has been struggling all year, however, they could find that spark any game now as the line changes finally stop and the boys can get some chemistry. It will not be this game, the Blue Jackets are ready to roll with Joonas Korpisalo. The Blue Jackets are desperate for each and every home win the boys in the locker room are ready to leave a legacy. Korpisalo has been flashing the glove this year. Combined with Martin Jones' improved butterfly, and these goalies have great defensemen. Take the Under, no doubt about it here in this game.
Prediction: Under 6