Money Line Pick
The NHL’s worst team, the Red Wings, pay a visit to Madison Square Garden for a match-up with the Rangers for Detroit’s first game since before the All-Star break. New York’s next two games are both against the Red Wings. The Rangers will look for just their fifth win over Detroit in their last 10 tries. These teams met early in the season, also on the ice at Madison Square Garden, and the Rangers completely ran the Red Wings off the ice. With Detroit 0-6 in their last six games, it’s highly unlikely the Wings’ losing streak will end on the road. Avoid the Red Wings. Take New York on the money line here.
Over Under Pick
Detroit could only manage one goal in the first meeting this season. Even with the Red Wings’ struggles, the Rangers were able to capitalize and score enough goals to finish with a six-goal total. In that 5-1 victory, New York looked outright unstoppable. Detroit’s last two games have resulted in six-goal totals or more. Their goal average doesn’t stand out, but they are giving up a lot of goals defensively. That makes making a play on an over-six goal total worth backing here.