Blues vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

Blues vs Rangers Prediction NHL Picks Today 1/11

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Preview: New York Rangers vs. St. Louis Blues - Prediction

Introduction

Get ready for an intense clash between the New York Rangers and the St. Louis Blues. Explore the comprehensive preview, featuring player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on January 11, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers, leading the Metropolitan Division with a stellar 26-11-2 record, including a strong 13-5-2 away record, face the St. Louis Blues, who stand at 20-18-1 overall and 12-7-0 at home.

Goaltender Comparison:

The Rangers boast goaltenders I. Shesterkin (16 wins, 2.85 GA/G, .904 SV%) and J. Quick (9 wins, 2.44 GA/G, .915 SV%). The Blues counter with J. Binnington (13 wins, 3.05 GA/G, .905 SV%) and J. Hofer (7 wins, 2.87 GA/G, .908 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO, on January 11, 2024, at 6:00 PM. The Rangers are favored with a -165 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Keep an eye on key players such as Artemi Panarin for the Rangers and Robert Thomas for the Blues. Panarin leads with 57 points and 26 goals, while Thomas boasts 41 points and 16 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Rangers navigate injuries with Kaapo Kakko, Mika Zibanejad, and Jacob Trouba listed as day-to-day or on injured reserve until January 11. The Blues cope with Justin Faulk listed as injured reserve until January 11.

 

Team Stats

Let's delve into team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
New York Rangers 3.36 2.82 31.4 29.5 355 36 30.0 18 84.3 3 0
St. Louis Blues 2.77 3.18 30.3 31.7 255 12 10.6 22 78.4 9 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

New York Rangers

The Rangers faced recent losses to VAN (1/8) and MTL (1/6) but secured wins against CHI (1/4) and TB (12/30).

St. Louis Blues

The Blues experienced a recent loss against FLA (1/9) but secured wins against CAR (1/6) and VAN (1/4).

 

Prediction

The New York Rangers, despite recent setbacks, are a formidable force with an offensive powerhouse led by Artemi Panarin. Facing a St. Louis Blues team with defensive vulnerabilities, the Rangers have a strategic advantage.

Anticipate the Rangers to exploit the defensive gaps of the Blues, utilizing their scoring prowess to secure a convincing win. The absence of key players for the Rangers will be overshadowed by their offensive dominance, making them the favorites in this matchup.

Pick: New York Rangers

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