Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NHL

Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 18 (12/18): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Rangers money line +140
Rangers spread +1.5 (-170)
Blackhawks  money line -170
Blackhawks spread -1.5 (+145)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  New York Rangers Chicago Blackhawks
Record 13-7-1 18-3
Road / home record 6-4 12-0
Streak L1 W3
Goals per game 3.57 4.00
Goals allowed per game 3.19 2.24
Shots per game 31.3 34.7
Shots allowed per game 31.2 30.2
PP % 25.6% 29.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 12-8-1 11-10
 

Preview

The New York Rangers continue on the road and will visit the Chicago Blackhawks at the TD Garden on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other this season in New York where the Blackhawks beat the Rangers 5-3.

 

New York Rangers

The Rangers have won 6 of their last 7 games and are 6-4 on the road with a 13-7-1 record overall ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. New York has a 4-1-0 record in Atlantic Division games and a 9-6-1 record overall. The Rangers have a 13-1-1 record in games they score three or more goals.

Nikita Kucherov has 10 goals and 23 assists for the Rangers. Nicholas Paul has scored six goals and added three assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 7-3-0, averaging four goals, 7.2 assists, 5.1 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have won 8 of their first 9 games and are 12-0 at home so far this season. Chicago has a 18-3 record overall and a 4-3 record in Atlantic Division games. The Blackhawks are seventh in league play serving 12.1 penalty minutes per game.

David Pastrnak has 14 goals and 17 assists for the Blackhawks. Brad Marchand has three goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blackhawks are 8-2-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New York are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

New York are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Chicago.

New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

New York are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games.

Chicago are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games against New York.

Chicago are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Rangers have been playing much better lately and have won 6 of their last 7 games scoring an average of 4.5 goals per game on that strecht but already lost against the Blackhawks earlier this season at home. The Blackhawks are having a hell of a season and are the only team undefeated at home with a 12-0 in Chicago. The Rangers will be playing on back to back games while the Blackhawks are well rested and it's really hard to go against them at home. Take the Blackhawks.

PICK: Blackhawks ML (-170) 

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