the Boston Bruins (35-5-4) travel to meet them New York Rangers (13/25/7) Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Puck Drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (ESPN+). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Bruins vs Rangers Oddsand meet our expert NHL tips and predictions.
The Bruins clinched a 4-1 away win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday and won for the third consecutive win since a 3-0 home loss to the Seattle Kraken on Jan. 12. The B’s are 14-1-3 in their last 18 competitions.
The Rangers rebounded from a stunning 2-1 loss on home ice to the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday and earned a 3-1 away win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. More importantly, the Rangers are well rested for this Original Six fight.
The Bruins defeated the Rangers 5-2 in their first meeting of the season on November 3 in New York.
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Bruins on Rangers chances
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a full list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. The lines were last updated at 6:54 PM ET.
- Money Line (ML): Bruins -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Rangers -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL)/Against the Spread (ATS): Brown Bears +1.5 (-280) | Ranger -1.5 (+200)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (T: -120 | B: +100)
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Bruins at Rangers projected goalies
Jeremy Swayman (10-3-3, 2.35 GAA, 0.912 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Igor Shesterkin (20-7-6, 2.43 GAA, 0.918 SV%, 1 SO)
Swayman gets the nod after All-Star Linus Ullmark took off from Long Island on Wednesday. Since flipping the calendar to 2023, Swayman has been perfect – he’s 3-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and 0.966 SV% with one shutout in 3 games. The Bs have provided him with plenty of offensive support, beating the opposition 18-3 in his January appearances.
Shesterkin conceded just 2 goals from 31 shots against the Habs last Sunday, but the offensive only managed a single goal in assist. Shesty is 3-1-1 with 2.57 GAA and 0.916 SV% in the Jan. 5 games.
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Bruins at Rangers tips and predictions
Brown Bears 3, Rangers 2
the BRUINS (-105) are slight underdogs, with Boston not favorites for the first time since November 23 in Florida. They lost 4-3 in that game and Boston dropped their last 2 when they weren’t favored.
However, the Bs are 5-0 in their last 5 away games while also going 5-0 in their last 5 when playing without a break. The Bruins have won 21 of their last 27 games against winning teams, and Boston have won 11 of their last 16 encounters with the Blueshirts. The B’s are also in the last 8 skates at MSG 6-2.
Puck Line/Against the Scatter
The Bruins +1.5 (-280) will cost you almost triple your potential return if you need insurance and are playing Boston head-on for whatever reason. However, it is not a recommended game.
UNDER 5.5 (+100) is the lean, especially with even money.
The Under is 5-2 in Manhattan for the last 7 meetings while this series is 10-4 overall in the last 14 meetings.
The Under has also dominated for Rangers teams against the Atlantic Division, going 19-7-1 in their last 27 matches.
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