Looking to win big? The Rangers and Sharks face off at 10:30 ET on NBCS. The Sharks are hosting the game at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. In this non-conference matchup, the Rangers are the betting favorite against Sharks. The over/under for the game is 6 goals.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:30 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • The Rangers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Sharks (+1.5)

Do the Rangers Stand a Chance in San Jose?

Through 46 games, the Rangers have a record of 29-15-2 and sit in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. They are also in 1st place in the Metropolitan Division. On the road this season, New York has gone 14-9-2.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. In games where they have been favored, New York has gone 24-12-1, and they have been favored in 37 of their 46 games.

On the road, the Rangers have gone 14-11 against the puck line and 22-24 overall. So far, New York has 17 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, the Rangers have gone 14-23 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin this year is +.4 goals per game. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

For the season, New York’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Rangers have an over/under record of 24-19-3.

New York has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. New York’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Artemi Panarin. Coming into the game he has 28 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 34 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Sharks’ defense ranks 26th in takeaways, averaging 5.8 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 1st in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.7 goals per game.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 30 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-11, and his save percentage is 0.874%.

Can the Sharks Pull the Upset at Home?

At 12-31-4, the Sharks are 16th in the Western Conference and 8th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone 3-7, and they have lost three of their last five games.

Since they are the underdog in this game, the Sharks have been the underdog in all 47 of their games this season. Over their last three games, San Jose has gone 2-1, and they have a two-game winning streak as the underdog.

San Jose comes into the game with an average scoring differential of -1.9 goals per game. So far, they have lost 27 games by more than one goal compared to just three wins by multiple goals. Overall, the Sharks have a puck line record of 20-27, including going 10-11 at home.

As the underdog, San Jose has a puck line record of 20-27, including covering the puck line in each of their last three games. In their last 10 games at home, the Sharks have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

The average goal total for San Jose’s games is sitting at 6.1. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 19-25-3.

In their last three road games, New York has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

When looking at their offense, the Sharks have an average of 2.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Coming into the game, the Sharks have a 1-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-29.

San Jose’s current leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. This season, he has 14 goals, which puts him 88th in the NHL. Zetterlund also comes into the game with 7 assists.

The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 26th in takeaways and an average of 5.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.7 goals given up per game.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood comes into the game having made 27 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-17 and he has a save percentage of 0.932%.