The San Jose Sharks host the New York Rangers on Thursday, Dec. 12 a -160 favorite. After starting the season losing game after game, San Jose has bounced back. The Sharks remain a game under .500, though. Will they get to the .500 mark with a win over the Rangers? See below for NHL odds, a preview and a free pick for Rangers vs Sharks!
Rangers vs Sharks 2019 NHL Week 11 Spread & Betting Preview
- When: Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 pm ET
- Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
- TV: ESPN+
- Moneyline Odds: Rangers +135, Sharks -160
- Over/Under Odds: 6 ½
Why the New York Rangers are a good bet to win +135?
Although they picked second in this year’s NHL Draft, the New York Rangers aren’t the worst team in the Metropolitan Division. NYR has a 15-12-2-1 record. If we count the overtime losses and shootout loss, the Rangers are at .500. They’ve got 33 points while Columbus has 28 and New Jersey has 23. The Rangers can beat teams like San Jose. The Sharks’ lone edge is that this match happens on their ice.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 28.8
- Power Plays: 20.6%
- Face-Offs: 47.1%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 35.7
- Penalty Kills: 77.7%
- Shutouts: 0
Why the San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win -160?
San Jose has a winning 9-7 record at home. The Sharks were on a 4-match road trip. Now back at home, San Jose should step it up. They rank seventh in shots against at 30.3. San Jose ranks first in penalty kills at 88.3%. They have 0 shutouts this season but could get one versus the Rangers. NYR averages 3.1 goals per. That favors San Jose’s blue line.
- Goals For: 2.6
- Shots For: 29.1
- Power Plays: 16.0%
- Face-Offs: 50.7%
- Goals Against: 3.4
- Shots Against: 30.3
- Penalty Kills: 88.3%
- Shutouts: 0
NHL Betting Trends for New York Rangers vs San Jose Sharks
- Rangers are 6-16 in their last 22 versus the Western Conference
- NYR is 5-16 in their last 21 versus the Pacific
- Under is 5-0 in NYR’s last 5 road games
- The under is 16-5 in New York Rangers last 21 games
- San Jose is 7-3 in their last 10 home games
- After 1 day of rest, Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 games
- Rangers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings
Rangers vs Sharks NHL Betting Analysis
The Sharks are due for a bounce-back game after losing their last 4. All 4 losses happened on the road. Not only that, but the Sharks battled much better teams than they do on Thursday.
The Rangers aren’t a bad team, though. NYR has a winning 7-6-1 road record. They’ve won 3 of their last 5 on the road. One loss happened in overtime against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers also lost 1-3 on the road against the L.A. Kings on Dec. 10. We can forgive the Los Angeles loss. In the match before, the Rangers dominated the Golden Knights 5-0 in Vegas.
New York deserves backing on Thursday night. The Rangers offer overlay odds after we consider how they beat the Sharks 4-3 in the last head-to-head. Back the Rangers to pull off the upset.
NHL Free Pick: NYR +135