Rangers vs Stars NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

2020 Rangers vs Stars NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars attempt to take a closer step to the postseason. The Stars host the New York Rangers in a game between a decent offense and a great defense. Can the Dallas Stars hold NYR to under their average goals per game? Or, will the Rangers solve Dallas’ blue line? Check out NHL odds, a preview, and a free pick for Rangers vs Stars!

Rangers vs Stars NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why New York Rangers are a good bet to win +146

The Rangers have made progress. This was supposed to be a rebuilding season. NYR didn’t get the memo. New York has not only become one of the top offensive hockey teams in NHL, but they’ve also built a winning record. When it comes to away games, forget it. NYR rocks. The Rangers are 18-12-1-1 in away games this season. They can upset the Stars on March 10.  

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.3
  • Shots For: 31.1
  • Power Plays: 23.9%
  • Face-Offs: 46.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 34.2
  • Penalty Kills: 78.3%
  • Shutouts: 0

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet to win -166

While NYR relies on a strong offense, the Dallas Stars rely on the best defense in hockey. Dallas allows 2.5 goals per. That ranks second in NHL. The Stars haven’t allowed more than 2 goals in 3 straight. Dallas hasn’t given up more than 2 goals in 5-of-7. If the Stars hold the Rangers to under their per goal average, there’s a good chance Dallas wins this.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.6
  • Shots For: 30.5
  • Power Plays: 21.1%
  • Face-Offs: 51.8%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.5
  • Shots Against: 31.7
  • Penalty Kills: 79.8%
  • Shutouts: 5

NHL Betting Trends for New York Rangers vs Dallas Stars

  • Rangers are 9-1 in their last 10 on the road
  • NYR is 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road underdog
  • Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
  • Over is 5-0 in Rangers last 5 on the road
  • Stars are 0-5 in their last 5 overall
  • Dallas is 0-5 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
  • Stars are 13-4 in their last 17 playing on 2 days rest
  • Under is 5-1 in Stars last 6 playing on 2 days rest

Rangers vs Stars NHL Final Betting Analysis

The Rangers offer overlay odds. NYR is 1-4 SU in their last 5. The loss to New Jersey doesn’t make sense. The other 3 losses do. The Rangers battled the hottest team in hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, twice within those 5 games. They also hosted St. Louis on March 3. On March 5, they beat the Washington Capitals 6-5.

The Dallas Stars haven’t scored a goal in 2 straight. No doubt, the Stars could wake up. Dallas beat the Rangers 5-3 in the last head-to-head. That’s not a sure thing, though. The Stars scored a single goal versus Edmonton on March 3. That’s 1 goal in the last 9 periods.

NYR has a sweet 8-1 record in their last 9 on the road as an underdog. Dallas’ offense has struggled big time. Take a shot that New York gets it done.

NHL Free Pick: Rangers +146

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