Minnesota Wild vs. New York Rangers Free Pick And Preview

Published October 27, 2014.
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Minnesota is coming off an epic offensive performance and I believe will carry that momentum over in the Big Apple. The Wild destroyed Tampa Bay 7-2 on Saturday and with a game at Boston on Tuesday, the visitors will be leaving everything they have on the ice tonight to at the very least secure a 1-1 split.

Note that Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper leads the NHL with three shutouts and a minuscle 0.81 GAA. Also note that Minnesota has killed off 18 of 19 penalties, which is bad news for a Rangers team which has converted on just 2 of 22 chances so far this season.

The Rags are coming off a listless 3-1 defeat at Montreal on Saturday. I think it’s important to note that this is a spot that the Rangers have struggled in for bettors for quite some time, they’re just 14-15 (-3.2 units) in their last 29 after a loss by 2 goals or more and a poor 32-43 (-15 units) the last two seasons vs. clubs with winning records. And conversely, this is a spot that the Wild have excelled in, 15-11 (+5.6 units) after a win by 2 goals or more and 20-12 (+7.6 units) in their last 32 following a non-conference contest.

I think we’re getting good value on the under-rated visitors in this spot.

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