Rangers at Stars Betting Preview
Monday Night Cross-Conference Showdown
The National Hockey League opens up Thanksgiving week with seven games on Monday night, highlighted by a showdown of two division leaders as the New York Rangers, top team in the Metropolitan Division, heads to Dallas to take on the Central Division-leading Stars. Let’s analyze and breakdown some key factors for this Cross-Conference battle in this betting preview of Rangers at Stars Matchup Stats for Monday night in Dallas.
Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Streaming: Live Sports Stream
New York State of Mind
The New York Rangers have been on fire to start the season, winning 12 of their first 15 games. Forward Artemi Panarin has scored a point in every game this year to set new franchise records for longest point streak to start a season and the longest point streak overall. With 16 goals and 10 assists, the nine-year veteran is well on his way to a possible 100-point season.
Goaltender Igor Shesterkin is back from injury, but 38-year old Jonathan Quick has found a new lease on life in his 17th National Hockey League season, going 4-0-1 with a 1.98 goals-against average and a shutout in five starts this year. With a strong one-two tandem, and plenty of depth on offense, head coach Peter Laviolette looks to be continuing his career-long trend of teams getting off to hot starts in his first stretch of games behind the bench. The question now is, can the Blueshirts sustain this success, especially in a game here against a tough Western Conference foe in the Dallas Stars.
|Nov 20th||NY Rangers||+115||6 Over +105||+1.5 -225|
|8:00pm||Dallas||-135||6 Under -115||-1.5 +195|
Star-Struck in Dallas?
The Dallas Stars lead the NHL’s Central Division with a solid 11-4-1 mark as they enter tonight’s home contest with the New York Rangers off of an embarrassing loss to the Colorado Avalanche, where the Stars jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead before conceding six unanswered goals to lose 6-3 to their division rival. Their streaky play has been a concern since last season, when the club ran out of steam in the Western Conference Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights.
In order to keep pace with the Avalanche, Golden Knights and other top clubs in the West, they will need better play from goaltender Jake Oettinger. The 25-year old netminder is a cornerstone piece of this franchise and even though he has an 8-3-1 record with a 2.50 goals-against average, he has been susceptible to allowing some very soft goals at inopportune times.
Rangers at Stars Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the hosting Dallas Stars Live NHL betting odds to win as short favorites against the visiting New York Rangers on Monday night priced in the range around -125 to -135. The Rangers have won four consecutive games and 12 of their last 15 games overall. The Rangers have won four of the last five meetings overall including five of the last seven meetings in Dallas
Concluding the Rangers at Stars Matchup Stats Betting Preview: The total for this contest is set at 6 goals shaded slightly to the Under around the pick’em range between -115 to -120. Both clubs have gone Over the total in four of their last five games, and historically, the Under has cashed in six of the last ten meetings between these two clubs. Dallas has gone Over the total in four of their last six games at American Airlines Center.
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