Anaheim Mighty Ducks (19-11-5) vs. New York Rangers (14-13-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 (Madison Square Garden)
Line and Odds: New York Rangers -1.5 Over/Under: 6.0
Free NHL Pick Anaheim Mighty Ducks vs. New York Rangers
The Anaheim Duck come into the Big Apple to take on the New York Rangers in this 7 p.m. Eastern contest. The Rangers come into this match-up with a lot at stake: they have to beat the Ducks simply so that they can stay in playoff contention.
The Rangers have not been playing as well as they would like lately, and the only saving grace for them at in the playoff contention department at all would be that they have had three games where they have forced the other team to win by a shootout, netting them at least a point for an overtime loss. At present they are six points out of the final playoff spot, not to mention the fact that division rivals Washington, Columbus, Pittsburgh and the Islanders are all playing quite well at present.
On the other hand, Anaheim is doing quite well. They currently have 43 points and they are sitting at 2nd in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Simply put, the Anaheim Ducks are playing well and remain in control of their own destiny; the New York Rangers do not. All in all, should be an interesting game to watch and wager on.
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks come into Madison Square Garden as the last team in a three-game homestand for the New York Rangers. Of course, the Ducks have been red-hot lately. Of course, the last game the Ducks played was against the Penguins, which is a game I unfortunately called for Pittsburgh. Although it appeared that the prediction was going to bear out, the Ducks put a damper on my call for the Penguins by scoring 4 unanswered goals to win the game 4-2.
Although you could argue the Rangers have been a bit sub-par lately, they have found a way to get points out of the last two games in their homestand. First of all, they managed to bring the game against Vegas into overtime and force it into a shootout loss. Moreover, they lost to the Arizona Coyotes in a 4-3 overtime contest that gained them some points as well.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks Trends
Anaheim is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Anaheim is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Anaheim is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Anaheim’s last 13 games on the road
New York Rangers Trends
NY Rangers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 5 games
NY Rangers is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
NY Rangers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
NY Rangers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Free NHL Parlays Anaheim Ducks vs. New York Rangers
The oddsmakers are betting against the Duck again, claiming they are -1.5 underdogs. That’s all well and good, but when it comes to better on the Rangers there are a few concerns. The team is about even-steven in their record so far and they have struggled to maintain any type of consistency. Moreover, while they have managed to snag points in both of their home contests at the end of the day they were still losses. Is it possible for the Rangers to win this game? Sure. They are favored. But don’t count out the Ducks. Don’t count them out at all.
Free NHL Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5