Looking to win big? The Rangers and Ducks face off at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The Ducks are hosting the game at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The Rangers come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 8:30 ET on Sunday, January 21st.

WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:

  • With the Rangers being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Rangers.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Ducks (+1.5)

Pressure Builds for New York as Away Favorites

As the third-place team in the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers have an overall record of 28-15-2 and have gone 15-9 against other Eastern Conference teams. In their division, the Rangers are in first place with a 7-4 record. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 3-7, including a two-game losing streak.

On the road this season, the Rangers have gone 13-9-2, and they have lost four straight games away from home. As the favorite, the Rangers have gone 23-12-1, and they have been favored in 36 of their 45 games this year.

On the year, the Rangers have a puck line record of 21-24 and a road puck line record of 13-11. So far, they have 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by one goal.

Over their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 3-7, and their puck line record as the favorite is 13-23. In their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.

On average, New York’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Rangers come in with an over/under record of 23-19-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 1 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Rangers are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 13th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. This season, the Rangers have a 20-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-4 record.

New York’s current leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. This season, he has 27 goals, which puts him 6th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 34 assists.

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 24th in takeaways, averaging 6.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 7th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Entering the game, goalie Igor Shesterkin has started 29 games this season. His current record stands at 18-11, and his save percentage is 0.874%.

Can the Ducks Lock in a Home Win?

At home this season, the Ducks have struggled, going just 6-16-1. In the Pacific Division, they are in 7th place, and in the Western Conference, they are 14th. Over their last ten games, they have gone just 2-8.

Overall, the Ducks are 15-29-1, and they have been the underdog in 40 of their 45 games this season. As the underdog, they have gone 14-25-1. Currently, they are on a two-game losing streak, and at home, they have lost two straight as well. In their last five games, the Ducks have gone just 1-4.

When it comes to the puck line, the Ducks have gone 24-21 on the season, including a mark of 12-11 at home. For the year, their average scoring differential sits at -0.9 goals per game.

So far, Anaheim has been the underdog in 40 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 23-17. In their last ten home games, the Ducks have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for Anaheim’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 20-23-2.

Through their last three road games, New York has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 29th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. Coming into the game, the Ducks have a 2-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 12-13.

The leading scorer for Anaheim’s offense is Frank Vatrano. Coming into the game he has 21 goals, ranking 21st in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 12 assists.

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 24th in takeaways, averaging 6.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 7th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Goalie Lukas Dostal gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-10, and his save percentage is 0.718%.