Money Line Pick
Detroit has been the worst team in the NHL this season. They enter this game with a record of 12-36-4 and 28 points, which is 15 points below the Kings, who have the 2nd worst record in the league. The Red Wings have also lost their last seven games in a row, including a 2-4 road loss against the Rangers on Friday. The Red Wings will host the Rangers in the second game of a back to back on Saturday. Meanwhile, the New York Rangers are currently in 7th place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 24-21-4 and 52 points. They ended their two-game losing streak following a 4-2 home win against Detroit on Friday. New York has already proven they are the better team, and I look for the Rangers to once again come away with the win on Saturday.
Over Under Pick
The Red Wings are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL this season. They enter this game averaging 2.14 goals per game while allowing the most goals per game at 3.90, which means they are being outscored by more than 1.5 goals per game on average. Meanwhile, the Rangers are averaging 3.29 goals per game, which ranks 10th in the league. However, they are allowing the 9th most goals per game with 3.31. With neither team playing great defensively this season, I look for the over six goals to be the play in this spot.