Kraken vs. Rangers Prediction
The Kraken and Rangers will square off at Madison Square Garden Sunday on NHL Network at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the Rangers listed as huge moneyline favorites and the total sitting at 5.5, what’s the best play on the board?
003 Seattle Kraken (+160) at 004 New York Rangers (-189); o/u 5.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 30, 2022
Seattle Kraken DFS Spin
Philipp Grubauer stopped 23-of-24 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Grubauer looked much better than he did on Tuesday night when he got shelled for four goals. The 30-year-old got beat by Evgeni Malkin in the third period as he was left alone in the slot but was otherwise perfect on the evening. Grubauer owns a 11-16-4 record with a 3.20 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin allowed three goals on 34 shots during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Rangers gave Shesterkin a 2-0 advantage in the first period, but the Wild managed to score the last three goals of the game over the final two periods. That's a tough way to go down on a night when the Rangers retired Henrik Lundqvist's number at Madison Square Garden. Despite the loss, Shesterkin is still having an awesome year. He has a 20-5-2 record with a 2.10 goals-against-average and a .936 save percentage this season. He is one of the front-runners for the Vezina Trophy this year.
Kraken vs. Rangers Betting Prediction
The under is 6-2 in the Kraken’s last eight games overall, is 6-2 in their last eight games as a road underdog and is a perfect 4-0 in their last four games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 13-6-1 in the Rangers’ last 20 games overall, is 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite and is 5-1 in their last six games as a home favorite.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: KRAKEN/RANGERS UNDER 5.5