The Golden Knights and Rangers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN. The Rangers will host the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The over/under for this game is set at 5.5 goals, and the Rangers are favored by -1.5 vs. the Golden Knights in a non-conference matchup.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS VS NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK RANGERS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Rangers to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Golden Knights (+1.5)

Can the Golden Knights Offense Score Enough in New York?

Through 48 games, the Golden Knights have a record of 28-14-6 and sit in 5th place in the Western Conference standings. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 10-9-4, and over their last ten games, they have a record of 6-4. When facing teams from the Eastern Conference, Vegas has a record of 18-11.

On the road this year, the Golden Knights have gone 11-12 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 17 games and have a puck line record of 13-4 in those games.

Overall, Vegas has a puck line record of 25-23, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game. In their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is 13-4.

For the season, Vegas’ games have finished with an average of 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Golden Knights have an over/under record of 21-27-0.

Across their last three road contests, Vegas has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

Offensively, the Golden Knights come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 7th position in the league. This season, the Golden Knights have a 13-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 14-5 record.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 22nd in the NHL. Marchessault also comes into the game with 15 assists.

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against New York. They also are 23rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Logan Thompson comes into the game having made 28 starts this season. So far, his record is 16-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.854%.

Is a Home Win Possible for New York?

At home this season, the Rangers have been dominant, going 15-6-0. They have won their last two games at Madison Square Garden and are 24-12-2 as the favorite. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are in third place and have a record of 29-16-3.

Over their last ten games, the Rangers have struggled, going just 3-7. In their last five games, they have gone 2-3 and are 1-2 in their last three games. For the season, they have gone 7-4 in divisional games.

So far this season, the Rangers have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. In their 47 games as the favorite, the team’s scoring margin is at +.3 goals per game. Overall, New York has gone 22-25 against the puck line.

When playing at home, the Rangers have gone 8-13 against the puck line this season. They have 17 wins by more than one goal compared to 12 wins by just one goal. Over their last ten games at home, the team’s puck line record is 4-6.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring New York is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 24-20-3.

Across their last three road contests, Vegas has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 13th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 13th in the league. Coming into the game, the Rangers have a 21-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 8-4.

The leading scorer for New York’s offense is Artemi Panarin. Coming into the game he has 29 goals, ranking 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 34 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.3 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 23rd in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 31 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-11, and his save percentage is 0.874%.