Rangers vs. Bruins Prediction

Rangers vs. Bruins, 3/11/21 NHL Betting Predictions

Eastern Conference foes meet in Boston on Thursday night where the Bruins will host the Rangers at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Bruins are heavily favored on the money line but is there some value in betting the total (5.5) in tonight’s game?

Game Snapshot

013 New York Rangers (+165) at 014 Boston Bruins (-185); o/u 5.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 10, 2021

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA

New York Rangers DFS Spin

Artemi Panarin rejoined the New York Rangers in Boston on Wednesday and participated in the team's practice. Coach David Quinn said afterward that Panarin won't play on Thursday versus the Bruins. "We’re glad to have him back," Quinn said. "When he’s going to play again, we don’t know." Panarin seems fine physically, according to Quinn, but they want him to skate more. Panarin has missed eight games since taking a leave of absence from the team on Feb. 22. The Rangers forward and the organization vehemently denied accusations that he assaulted an 18-year-old woman in 2011 and those claims have been discredited.

Boston Bruins DFS Spin

Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal on 27 shots during Tuesday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders. The Bruins had a 1-0 lead after one period thanks to a power-play goal by David Pastrnak, but Brock Nelson managed to tie the game on the man-advantage in the second frame. Unfortunately for Boston, both Jordan Eberle and Anthony Beauvillier beat Halak in the shootout. The Bruins netminder owns a 5-2-2 record with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.

Rangers vs. Bruins Prediction

The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston. The under is also 15-5-3 in the Rangers’ last 23 games when playing the fourth game of a four-in-six days situation and is 12-4-2 in their last 18 games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 5-1-1 in the Bruins’ last seven home games, is 21-8-1 in their last 30 games when facing a team with a losing record and is 4-0-1 in their last five games overall.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: RANGERS/BRUINS UNDER 5.5

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