Rangers vs. Ducks Prediction
The Rangers will try to end their current two-game skid when they visit the Ducks tonight at 10:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Ducks are -150 money line favorites to beat the Rangers, who have odds of +130 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
New York knows it has to play with a sense of urgency after the Islanders leapfrogged them into second place in the Metropolitan Division. But having a sense of urgency and actually executing are two different things. Plus, with Antti Raanta starting in goal tonight because of the team's matchup against the Kings on Thursday, the Rangers will be at a disadvantage versus an opponent that is killing teams at home.
The Ducks have won 16 of their last 21 games at home and are also 16-5 in their last 21 games coming off a win. They're 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record and are 7-3 in their last 10 versus Eastern Conference opponents as well.
The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and Anaheim should make it 9-2 in the last 11 with a victory tonight at the Honda Center.
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