Blackhawks vs. Rangers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -123 money line favorites versus the Rangers, who are +114 on the money line. Chicago enters play with a 35-11-14 overall and 17-7-7 on the road this year, while New York is 32-24-3 on the year and 14-14-3 at home. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -125 money line favorites but the line has been bet down to -123, while the Rangers’ odds have gone from +115 down to +114. The total has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 77% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Metropolitan and 6-2 in their last eight games playing on three or more days of rest. They’re also 23-10 in their last 33 games versus Eastern Conference opponents and 35-17 in their last 52 road games versus a team with a losing home record. After St. Louis lost on Wednesday night in Vancouver, Chicago should be able to seize the opportunity and avoid starting the post-Olympic schedule on a bad note.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -123