NHL Betting: Leafs vs Rangers Odds & NHL Picks

Written by Mick Bergen   
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:04

NHLNET will televise tonight’s Eastern Conference hockey match-up between the New York Rangers (Atlantic 26-18-3) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Northeast 18-21-5) from Madison Square Garden in New York with a scheduled start time of 7:10pm EST. Online sportsbook have opened with New York as a -1.5 (+175) NHL betting favorite on the goal line with Toronto at +1.5 (-210). The money line at sportsbooks also favors the Rangers -170 in NHL picks vs the Leafs as a +150 underdogs. Bookmakers have listed the over/under at 5.5 OVER (+110) and the UNDER (-130).

The Rangers have a record of 26-18-2-1 on the 2010-11 season with a home record of 11-10-1-1. New York has gone OVER the total in NHL odds for just 9 of 23 home games. The Rangers have hit a rough patch as of late with just 1 NHL betting win in their last 4 games. New York has gone UNDER the total in 9 of their last 10 games with the lone exception being a push. The Rangers offense was showing marked improvement until this recent slump and now ranks 15th for goal scoring while the defense ranks 6th for goals against as Henrik Lundqvist is one of the elite netminders in the game with a 2.27 goals against average.

Toronto enters tonight’s match-up on NHLNET with a record of 18-21-2-3 in NHL betting but has shown signs of progress lately with 4 wins in their last 6 games. The Leafs have struggled on offense with a ranking of 24th for goal scoring and 20th for goals against. Toronto has actually played decent on the road with a mark of 9-11-0-1 and just 9 of those 21 games going UNDER the total in NHL odds. The head to head series between the Leafs vs Rangers has gone OVER the total in 12 of the last 17 meetings at Madison Square Garden and the Rangers have gotten the money in 5 of their last 7 games against Toronto.

NHL Picks: New York Rangers -170

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 10:23
 

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