Hawks favored vs. Rangers tonight
CHICAGO, IL (TheSpread) – Two proud NHL franchises meet up for a cross-conference clash today at 7:30PM ET as the Chicago Blackhawks host the New York Rangers.
Chicago is 39-21-2 on the season and 21-9-2 at home while New York is 39-17-2 overall and 18-10-1 on the road. These two are meeting for the first time this season. The Rangers have won the last two meetings with the Blackhawks and the two have hit the under in five of their last seven encounters.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Chicago is the favorite at home, as the Blackhawks have been given odds of -150 to win this game, while the Rangers have a money line of +135 to win on the road. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals.
New York is coming off a 2-1 OT loss in Detroit earlier in the week. The Rangers have lost their last two road games but are 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. New York has hit the over in six of its last 10 games. Chicago is riding a two-game winning streak coming into this game and the Blackhawks have won their last three at home. Chicago has pushed or hit the under in eight of its last 10 games.