Arizona Coyotes @ New York Rangers Odds

Rangers Dominate Series

The New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes only meet twice a year, and that’s a good thing if you’re a fan of the team from the U.S. Southwest.

The Rangers are 15-3 (83.3 per cent) all-time against the Coyotes — including nine straight victories dating back to 2013 — and are consistently the favorites on NHL betting lines on online sports books like Bovada when playing their rivals from the Pacific Division.

The Rangers, who are currently in the middle of the pack in the Metropolitan Division in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, won both meetings last year as well — 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 7, 2018 and 5-2 at Gila River Arena on Oct. 17, 2017.

The two teams play a home-and-home series this season on Friday, Dec. 14 in New York and Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona.

Rangers Score on Money Line

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    New York is 15-3 all-time against Arizona

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    Rangers have won nine straight against Coyotes

NHL Betting Lines Explained

The Rangers will likely be favored on the money line when these two teams meet in New York, especially since they have won every game between these franchises in the last five years.

The common bets offered on Bovada on NHL games include the money line, puck line and over/under totals. The betting lines will look something like this: Arizona Coyotes (+150) at New York Rangers (-170), with the over/under set at 5.5 goals.

• Money line: A $100 winning bet on the Coyotes would return $250 with the above odds ($100 bet + $150 profit = $250 total return). A winning $170 bet on the Rangers would return $270 ($170 bet + $100 profit = $270 total return).

• Puck line: This is a bet with a point spread where the favored team (Rangers) must win by two goals or more. The underdogs (Coyotes) either have to win the game or lose by one goal to be declared the winners in the puck line.

Six of the last 12 games between these two teams have been decided by one goal.

• Over/under totals: This bet has nothing to do with which team wins. The only total that matters is the number of goals scored by both teams. If the total is five or under, the under option of this bet wins. If the total is six or more, the over option of this bet wins.

The under has won in eight of the last 12 (66.7 per cent) meetings between these two teams.


Stars of the Game

The Rangers must circle the calendar for games against the Coyotes since Arizona has only ever won three times against New York in the history of the franchise dating back to 2006.

Both teams are currently playing around the .500 mark, but the Rangers have a terrific record at home while the Coyotes also have a respectable record on the road.

Chris Kreider is the leading goal scorer for the Rangers, while Mika Zibanejad has the most points. Clayton Keller and Brad Richardson lead the Coyotes’ attack with the most goals. Keller is also the team’s leading scorer.

Both teams are in the bottom half of the league on the power play. The Rangers are one of the best teams in the league in killing penalties, while the Coyotes rank dead last.

Pick — New York Rangers (Under)