Rangers vs. Red Wings Prediction
The Detroit Red Wings have played better as of late with four wins in their last five games. Can Detroit continue its strong recent play at home tonight against the New York Rangers?
Friday, November 9, 2018
Little Caesars Arena at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rangers and Red Wings are a pick'em on the moneyline with both teams listed at -110. The total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Friday afternoon, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Rangers notch fourth straight win
New York improved to 7-7-1 Tuesday night for its fourth straight win, a 5-3 home triumph over the Canadiens. The Rangers trailed 3-1 before a goal late in the second plus three more in the third turned the contest in their favor. Chris Kreider, Tony DeAngelo, Pavel Buchnevich, Neal Pionk and Mika Zibanejad scored the goals for the hosts. Kevin Hayes dished out an assist, while Kreider and Zibanejad also had an assist to go with their goal. Henrik Lundqvist allowed three goals on 34 shots to pick up the win.
Wings edge Canucks at home
Detroit secured a 3-2 shootout victory at home Tuesday night over Vancouver to improve to 5-8-2 on the season. Dylan Larkin found the back of the net in the shootout to send the Red Wings to the win. Justin Abdelkader scored an unassisted power play goal in the second period to bring the hosts within a 2-1 score, while Gustav Nyquist scored at the 18:23 mark of the third period to even the score at two goals apiece. Jacob De La Rose assisted on the Nyquist tally. Jimmy Howard made 40 saves on 42 shots to pick up the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The over is 4-1 in the last five Rangers games versus the Eastern Conference. The under is 17-5-5 in the last 27 meetings.
The Red Wings are 0-5 in their last five Friday games. Detroit is 10-3 in the last 13 home meetings versus New York.
Both teams are playing well right now, but also neither is a very good team. I trust the Rangers a bit more in this spot as they have a few talented veterans up front and have the better goaltender plus a competent defense. The Red Wings are always a good fade when they have a favorable line. Go with New York tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS -110