The New York Rangers, led by Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad, are preparing to take the ice against Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place for an East-West matchup. The opening face-off takes place at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 11, and it’s being shown live on The Sports Network.
New York Rangers at Winnipeg Jets Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Jets (-140), while the Rangers are offering moneyline odds of +120 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Earning 4.2 units for moneyline bettors, Winnipeg is 29-28 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a slide from what the team recorded during last year’s regular season (47-35). 28 of the team’s 57 outings have gone under the total, while 27 have gone over and just two have pushed. This year, the team is 14-15 SU at home.
The Jets have converted on 19.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 26th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 75.3 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .920 save percentage and 28.4 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (25 wins, 21 losses, and five OT losses) has been the primary option in goal for the Jets this season. If the Jets, however, decide to give him the night off, head coach Paul Maurice could turn to Laurent Brossoit (6-11-11 record, .888 save percentage, 3.48 goals against average).
On the visiting bench, New York is 27-27 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 6.5 units this year. Through 54 regular season contests, 27 of its games have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Rangers are 11-13 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Rangers have converted on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s good enough for seventh-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 22nd overall and it’s successfully killed off 78.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
Henrik Lundqvist (28.6 saves per game) has been the main choice in the net for New York. Lundqvist has 10 wins, 17 losses, and three OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .907 save percentage and 3.13 goals against average this year.
New York Rangers vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Rangers, O/U – Under
Over New York’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
The Jets are 14-17 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 19-24 when they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 total minutes.
New York is 0-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Winnipeg is 3-1 in shootouts.
Winnipeg could have an advantage if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s 14-11 in games decided by one goal, while New York is 9-11 in such games.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their last five outings.
New York skaters have averaged 9.2 giveaways over its last five home games, an improvement from its season average of 12.9 giveaways per game (ranked 30th in the league).
Winnipeg is ranked 19th this season with 10.6 giveaways per game. That figure has regressed lately, as it’s averaged 11.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 13.0 giveaways over its last five.
The Jets this season have recorded the 10th-most hits in the NHL (22.8 per game).