New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, NHL Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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NY Rangers at Boston, NHL Sports Betting Lines
When: 5:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 16, 2017
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: 5 p.m. ET, MSG Plus2 (New York), NESN (Boston)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Puck Line Money Line Total
3 New York Rangers +1½ -240 +129 Ov 5½ -125
4 Boston Bruins -1½ +200 -143 Un 5½ +113
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The New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at TD Garden.

ABOUT THE RANGERS (17-12-3): J.T. Miller and Chris Kreider both snapped six-game goal-scoring droughts in Friday’s victory while defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk notched a point for the first time in five contests. Mika Zibanejad (concussion), who is fourth on the team with 22 points, has begun skating on his own but is expected to sit out his ninth straight game on Saturday. Kevin Hayes scored for the second time in four games Friday after going without a tally in seven consecutive contests but has posted a minus-5 rating this month.

ABOUT THE BRUINS (15-10-4): Danton Heinen continues to produce as he has recorded two goals and three assists in the last five games to push his season total to 17 points, which rank him fifth on the team. Fellow rookie Anders Bjork, who started the season fast with seven points in nine games, has managed one in six contests since returning from a concussion. Tuukka Rask is expected back in net after sitting out Thursday’s game and has been red-hot, posting a 5-1-0 record and .952 save percentage in his last six starts.

Oddsmakers opened the Bruins as -143-moneyline favorites versus the Bruins, while the game’s total opened at 5.5.

Leading scorers David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand look to extend their point streaks as the Boston Bruins go for a 10th win in 13 games when they host the New York Rangers on Saturday. Pastrnak has recorded 12 of his team-leading 29 points during a 10-game streak while Marchand has landed on the scoresheet in each of his last seven contests, notching four goals and seven assists in that span.

Patrice Bergeron also has been on a hot streak for Boston, registering seven points over six games this month while passing Hall-of-Fame defenseman Bobby Orr (264) for eighth place on the franchise list with 266 goals. The Bruins were beaten by Washington for the 11th straight time Thursday and will try to snap a six-game losing streak against the Rangers after falling 4-2 on Nov. 8 as Boston native Jimmy Vesey scored twice for New York. The Rangers have been just as hot as the Bruins, earning points in nine of their last 12 games (8-3-1) after pulling out a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday. New York has received balanced scoring throughout and Mats Zuccarello leads the club with 26 points, including 12 over his last 12 contests.

In their last action, Boston was a 5-3 loser at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -109 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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New York:
Team record: 17-12-3 SU
NY Rangers is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Rangers’s last 22 games
NY Rangers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Team record: 15-10-4 SU
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Anaheim Tuesday, December 19
Boston home to Columbus Monday, December 18

NHL Hockey Betting Tips

1. Rangers LW Rick Nash has scored twice in the last three games and needs one goal to break a tie with Brian Propp (425) for 73rd place on the all-time list.

2. Boston LW Matt Beleskey, who has not recorded a point in 14 games this season, cleared waivers and was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League.

3. The Rangers have gone 13-for-13 on the penalty kill over their last five games but are just 1-for-12 on the power play in their last six contests.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: New York Rangers will win outright at +129  and the game will stay under 5½  goals according to

PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Bruins 2 at .

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