Oilers vs. Rangers NHL Prediction

Oilers vs. Rangers, 1/3/22 NHL Odds & Betting Predictions

The only two teams that will play Monday night in the NHL are the Oilers and Rangers, who will host Edmonton at 7:00 p.m. ET. Coming off a dominating win over the Lightning on Sunday, will the Rangers cash again for bettors as home chalk?

Game Snapshot

017 Edmonton Oilers (+105) at 018 New York Rangers (-125); o/u 6.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 2, 2022

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

TV: ESPN+

Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin

Mike Smith suffered an upper-body injury during the overtime period of Friday's game. That's bad luck for Smith, who only returned from a lower-body injury on Wednesday. He has a 2-1-1 record, 3.91 GAA, and .897 save percentage in five contests this season.

New York Rangers DFS Spin

Igor Shesterkin posted a 38-save shutout on Sunday in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay. Shesterkin has wins over the Lightning in each of his past two starts. He was outstanding on Sunday, especially in the first period when he stopped 18 shots. Shesterkin helped his team take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. He has a 15-4-2 record on the season.

Oilers vs. Rangers NHL Prediction

The Oilers are a perfect 5-0 in their last five meetings with the Rangers, are 18-7 in their last 25 games versus the Metropolitan division and are 5-1 in their last six games played on Monday. The Rangers, meanwhile, are just 2-5 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, are 1-4 in their last five non-conference games and have dropped 20 of their last 27 games against teams from the Pacific.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: EDMONTON OILERS +105

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