Rangers vs. Bruins NHL Prediction
With the Bruins listed as heavy money line favorites on Thursday night at home versus the underdog Rangers, as well as the total sitting at 5.5 goals, what’s the best bet when it comes to tonight’s matchup in Boston?
023 New York Rangers (+190) at 024 Boston Bruins (-220); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 6, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Alexandar Georgiev allowed three goals on 34 shots in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals. The Rangers clearly didn’t have hockey on their mind tonight. They were more concerned about getting revenge for injured teammate Artemi Panarin, who was pounced on by Caps forward Tom Wilson on Monday. This was a meaningless game for the Rangers because they werealready eliminated from playoff contention, but it still shouldn’t have been this ugly. This is what happens when the NHL doesn’t hand out the appropriate amount of discipline to players who injure other players. Georgiev has dropped back-to-back games to the Caps. He has an 8-7-2 record with a 2.71 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season.
Boston Bruins DFS Spin
David Pastrnak registered a pair of assists in Tuesday’s 4-3 OT loss to the New Jersey Devils. Pastrnak picked up the primary helper on Patrice Bergeron’s power-play goal (1-1) and he also notched the first assist on Sean Kuraly’s go-ahead goal (3-2) midway through the third frame. The 24-year-old had been going through a bit of a quiet stretch, as he had just two points in his previous six games. He finished this game with a minus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and one shot on net in18:38 of ice time. Pastrnak now has 19 goals and 26 assists in 44 games in 2021.
Rangers vs. Bruins Prediction
The under is 18-7-3 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams in Boston and has cashed in seven of the last eight meetings overall. The under is also 19-9-3 in the Rangers’ last 31 games as an underdog and is 21-10-3 in their last 34 games when playing a team like Boston that owns a winning record. The under is also 18-7-2 in the Bruins’ last 27 games playing on one day of rest and is 35-16-3 in their last 54 games when playing the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: RANGERS/BRUINS UNDER 5.5