Free NHL Pick For March 9: Rangers vs. Blackhawks
New York Rangers (1.98) vs. New York Islanders (1.89); Total 5
8:35 PM ET starting time for this game.
Second and final meeting this season for these teams. In their first meeting in New York you may remember the Blackhawks jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first 10 minutes. They would go on to win that game 4-2. Biron was in goal for that game. We should see Lundqvist in goal tonight for New York as Biron played last night. The Rangers fell 4-1 to Ottawa last night and have now dropped 3 of their past 4 games. It is not a big deal for New York as they sit comfortably in 1st place in the East. The Hawks are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Blues but had won their 3 games before that one. The Hawks strong play as of late has them in 6th place in the West. The Hawks are still without their captain Jonathon Toews. In goal for Chicago tonight is Emery.
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Rangers vs. Blackhawks Prediction:
I like the Blackhawks in this game for a number of reasons. The Rangers have a great road record on the season but things are starting to even out (as they always do) for them and the road wins are becoming more difficult. The Rangers have just 1 road win in their last 6 tries. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks have won 8 of their last 10 games at the United Center. When you look at the goalie matchup you assume the Hawks have the edge right? Consider this. In his career Emery is 6-1 with a 1.43 GAA with 2 shutouts vs. the Rangers. And in his last 8 home games Emery is a perfect 8-0 with a 1.74 GAA. It doesn’t get much better than that. The Hawks also have the favorable scheduling spot in this game. The Rangers played last night in Ottawa and will be playing their 3rd game in 4 nights. The Hawks return from a road trip but it was only a 3 gamer and they have had a few full days rest as well. The oddsmakers have the Blackhawks a short 1.89 (or -112) favorite at 5 Dimes Sportsbook (or 1.83 at Bodog Sportsbook). I’ll take the Hawks for the win in this game.
At 5 Dimes You Can Parlay NHL Regulation Bets and NHL Team Total Bets.
Taking The BLACKHAWKS To Win @ 1.89
(Offered at 5 Dimes Sportsbook)
Risking 112.00 To Win 100.00
All NHL selections are NHL OT Included unless otherwise stated.
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