Blue Jackets vs. Rangers Sunday Pick
The Blue Jackets head to the Big Apple on Sunday night where they’ll visit the Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 6 goals, what’s the best play for bettors on that number?
007 Columbus Blue Jackets (+105) at 008 New York Rangers (-125); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 19, 2020
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 54% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rangers to win on the money line.
Columbus Blue Jackets Fantasy Spin
Elvis Merzlikins turned aside all 41 shots he faced in Saturday's 5-0 victory against the New Jersey Devils. Merzlikins didn't have an NHL shutout until last Saturday in Vegas - now he has three. He has rattled off four straight victories, blanking the opponent three times, and he is now 8-6-4 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. Merzlikins has been impressive, and is actually going a lot better than Sergei Bobrovsky, who left in free agency for the Florida Panthers. Merzlikins has quickly emerged as a must-start fantasy option in seasonal play and DFS.
New York Rangers Fantasy Spin
Alexandar Georgiev allowed two goals on 40 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. Georgiev got to play the Islanders twice this week. Not only did he stop 70 of 74 shots, he also managed to come away with two victories. The Rangers got the win tonight thanks to a power-play goal from Chris Kreider in the final minute of play. Georgiev now owns a 12-9-1 record this season. There continues to be rumors suggesting that he could be on his way out of New York. For now, it looks like he'll split starts with Henrik Lundqvist and Igor Shesterkin.
The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Blue Jackets have won five of their last seven meetings with the Rangers.
The Rangers are just 1-5 in their last six home games versus the Blue Jackets.
The over is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams and is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams in New York. The over is also a perfect 7-0 in the Rangers’ last seven home games and is 13-2-1 in their last 16 games overall. The over is also 5-1-1 in the Rangers’ last seven games coming off a win and is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite.
SATURDAY NHL Prediction: Blue Jackets/Rangers OVER 6