Thursday NHL Opening Odds
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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Rangers a -220 favorite in the contest and the over-under is currently listed at 5.5. New York comes in with a 43-32-5 overall record and is 19-16-4 at home, currently hanging onto the eighth and last playoff spot. Atlanta is 33-34-12 overall and 16-19-5 in road games.
According to latest NHL trends, the Thrashers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York. Atlanta is 7-2 in the last nine meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in New York. The road team is 5-2 in the last seven meetings.
The Rangers will be playing their first game without Ryan Callahan (23 goals, 25 assists), who broke his ankle in a 5-3 victory over Boston. Andrew Ladd paces the Thrashers with 27 goals and 29 assists.
In other NHL action, the Ottawa Senators are home to face the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00PM EST. Montreal is a -130 favorite and the over-under rests at 5. The Dallas Stars are a big -280 favorite at home over the Colorado Avalanche at 8:30PM EST, while the over-under is 5.5. At 10:30PM EST, the Vancouver Canucks host the Minnesota Wild. Vancouver is a -235 favorite, while the over-under is 5.Thursday NHL Opening Odds & Totals
1 Atlanta Thrashers +180 (5.5)
2 New York Rangers -220
3 Montreal Canadiens -130 (5)
4 Ottawa Senators +110
5 Colorado Avalanche +240 (5.5)
6 Dallas Stars -280
7 Minnesota Wild +195 (5)
8 Vancouver Canucks -235