Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, and the New York Rangers will do battle against Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center for an Original Six matchup. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the game, and the action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19.
New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds
New York (+100) is entering this one as the underdog to Chicago (-120), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under) at PointsBet Sportsbook.
New York is 30-28 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. 30 of its matches have gone under the total, while 26 have gone over and just two have pushed. As a road team this season, the Broadway Blueshirts are 14-13 SU.
New York has converted on 23.2 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 18th in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 79.5 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 27.6 saves per game with a .907 save percentage, Henrik Lundqvist (11-17-3) has been the primary option in goal for New York this year. If it decides to rest him, however, the team may turn to Alexandar Georgiev (14-14-1 record, .912 save percentage, 2.98 goals against average).
Chicago is 26-33 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 59 regular season matches, 30 of its games have gone under the total, while 28 have gone over and just one has pushed. This season, the team’s 12-16 SU at home.
The Blackhawks have converted on just 14.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all opponent power plays.
Robin Lehner (32.0 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for the Blackhawks. Lehner has 16 wins, 16 losses, and six overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a .921 save percentage and 2.91 goals against average this season.
New York Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions
NHL Tip: SU Winner – Blackhawks, O/U – Under
The Blackhawks are 3-4 in games that go to shootout. The Rangers are 1-2 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five matchups.
Over New York’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
The Blackhawks this season have tallied the 11th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.5).