Red Wings vs. Rangers Friday Prediction
The total for Friday night’s matchup between the Red Wings and Rangers opened at 6.5 but has been bet down to 6. Is it smart of bettors to take follow the line movement and take the under? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET.
021 Detroit Red Wings (+170) at 022 New York Rangers (-200); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 31, 2020
Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 76% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rangers to win on the money line.
Detroit Red Wings Fantasy Spin
Jimmy Howard is expected to start on Friday night against the New York Rangers. Howard occupied the starter's crease during the morning skate. He will be looking to end a winless drought that has reached 16 games (0-14-2). He is coming off a 4-2 loss to Minnesota prior to the All-Star break. Howard has a 2-19-2 record this season with a 4.12 goals-against average and .883 save percentage.
New York Rangers Fantasy Spin
Igor Shesterkin will be in goal for Friday's game against Detroit. Shesterkin will get the first half of New York's home-and-home versus the Red Wings He has posted a 2-1-0 record this season with a 2.68 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in three appearances.
The Red Wings are just 3-8 in their last 11 games in New York but have beaten the Rangers in five of the last six meetings between these two teams overall.
The home team has won 13 of the last 18 meetings between these two teams.
The under has been highly profitable for bettors when these two teams meet, going 20-4-3 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings at Madison Square Garden. The under is also a perfect 4-0 in the Rangers’ last four games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and is 9-2 in the Red Wings’ last 11 games played on Friday.
Friday NHL Prediction: Red Wings/Rangers UNDER 6