Blue Jackets vs. Rangers Prediction
A pair of teams off to good starts will meet on Friday night in New York when the Rangers host the Blue Jays at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 5.5 goals, will this turn into a defensive meeting between these two teams?
019 Columbus Blue Jackets (+155) at 020 New York Rangers (-175); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 29, 2021
Columbus Blue Jackets DFS Spin
Elvis Merzlikins allowed one goal on 32 shots during Monday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars. It looked like Merzlikins was going to come away with a shutout, but Tyler Seguin found the back of the net with less than three minutes remaining. Still, the Columbus goaltender was really good tonight and he's been excellent all season. He has a perfect 4-0-0 record to go along with a 1.47 goals-against-average and a .952 save percentage in 2021-22. He needs to be picked up in all fantasy formats immediately.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin allowed five goals on 37 shots during Monday’s 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Shesterkin has had a really good season so far, but the Flames got the better of him tonight. Calgary went up 1-0 in the first and 2-0 in the second and the Rangers were never able to recover. This is the first time that he’s given up more than one goal in any game this season. The 25-year-old has a 3-1-1 record with a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage in 2021-22. Despite tonight’s loss, Shesterkin will have solid fantasy value in most formats.
Blue Jackets vs. Rangers Betting Prediction
The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Blue Jackets’ last five games overall and is 25-9-4 in their last 38 road games. The under is also 6-0-1 in the Rangers’ last seven games versus Eastern Conference foes, is 10-2-2 in their last 14 games following a loss of three or more goals and is 23-5-1 in their last 29 games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BLUE JACKETS/RANGERS UNDER 5.5