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)