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New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction & Betting Tips 2/28/2024

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New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction & Betting Tips 2/28/2024
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

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Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blue Jackets and Rangers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Get ready to place your bets!

This Metropolitan division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Rangers are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Blue Jackets. Check out BetCoco for New York Rangers – Columbus Blue Jackets odds

New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Rangers and Blue Jackets have gone in favor of the Rangers, putting together a record of 6-4. Over the last three head-to-head matchups between the Blue Jackets and Rangers, taking the Blue Jackets against the puck line has been a good bet, as they are a perfect 3-0 ATS.

  • Although Columbus has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Although New York has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 7-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • The last ten games that New York was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 9-1 while going 7-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Blue Jackets have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 1-2.

New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction

Through 57 games, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a record of 19-28-10, which puts them in 8th place in the Metropolitan Division and 16th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Columbus has gone 9-13-6 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Blue Jackets have gone 4-6, and they have won two of their last three games. As the underdog, Columbus has gone 17-26-9 this season.

The Blue Jackets come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 24th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 24th in the league. The Blue Jackets went 8-8 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 11-19.

Goalie Daniil Tarasov comes into the game having made 13 starts this season. So far, his record is 4-7 and he has a save percentage of 0.402%.

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant, going 20-7-0, and they have won five straight games on their home ice. Over their last 10 games, New York has gone 9-1, and they are in first place in the Metropolitan Division. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Rangers have a record of 21-10, and they have been favored in 47 of their 59 games this season.

This year, the Rangers have gone 39-17-3 overall, and they have 81 points, which is good for third place in the Eastern Conference. In their last five games, New York has gone 4-1, and they have a record of 31-14-2 when favored this season. Over their last three games, the Rangers have gone 2-1.

On offense, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 15th in the league. So far this year, the Rangers are 24-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 15-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Entering the game, goalie Igor Shesterkin has started 38 games this season. His current record stands at 25-12, and his save percentage is 0.907%.

With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Rangers to secure a 4-3 victory.

New York Rangers vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Tips

  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blue Jackets (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New York Rangers Injury Report

  • Blake Wheeler – Knee – Out
  • Filip Chytil – Upper Body – Out

Columbus Blue Jackets Injury Report

  • Patrik Laine – Shoulder – Out
  • Alexandre Texier – Illness – Questionable
  • Adam Fantilli – Leg – Out

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