BetNow Online Sportsbook

New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 Previews, NHL Picks and Game Analysis

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02-19-2020 Previews NHL Picks and Game Analysis

New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 – The Chicago Blackhawks will face the New York Rangers who, like them, are grasping for momentum in an attempt for a late push for a playoff ticket. The match is set in the Blackhawks’ home ice at the United Center Wednesday night. Both teams are coming off respective losses but the visitors have gone way better over their last 10 games, winning seven while the hosts registered the complete opposite. Despite this, the Blackhawks still got the benefit of the favorite tag at home, offered at -135 to win according to the latest NHL Odds while the Rangers are in a position to defy a slim underdog value at +115.

New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020

When: Wednesday, February 19, 08:00 PM ET

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

TV: NBC Sports Network

Stream: SofaScore

New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks 02/19/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Rangers +1.5 (-225) 6 o (-105) +115
Chicago Blackhawks -1.5 (+185) 6 u (-115) -135
Bet Now on this Game

New York Rangers

They succumbed to NHL’s best team Boston Bruins last Sunday, 3-1. There certainly is no shame in losing to a powerhouse team. But at this juncture, every win is significant, especially that the New York Rangers are still fighting for their dear life to stay competing going into the postseason. They are still second to the last in the Metropolitan Division being nine points behind the Philadelphia Flyers who hold the third spot in the division. They are fifth in the Eastern Conference wildcard race with eight points removed Carolina’s tally for the last spot going to the Playoffs.

Players to watch: Artemi Panarin (GP 57, G 29, A 49, PTS 78), Mika Zibanejad (GP 45, G 25, A 27, PTS 52), Ryan Strome (GP 58, G 14, A 36, PTS 50).

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks stay at the bottom of the Central Division with a 26-25-8 overall record. It was a disastrous period for Chicago since their return from the All-Star break, winning only a single game in their last five games, all of which were on the road. The losing debacle was a huge blow for the Blackhawks who were right at on target to chase at least a wildcard spot in the West, only to plunge all the way to the 12th spot in the conference and sixth in the wildcard race.

Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 59, G 27, A 47, PTS 74), Jonathan Toews (GP 59, G 16, A 34, PTS 50), Dominik Kubalik  (GP 57, G 23, A 13, PTS 36).

New York Rangers vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions

Trends

Rangers

Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
New York is 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games.
Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
Under is 3-0-1 in Rangers last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Under is 5-1 in New York’s last 6 overall.
Over is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 vs. Central.

Blackhawks

Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
Chicago is 10-3 in their last 13 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Blackhawks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
Under is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 Wednesday games.
Over is 6-1 in Chicago’s last 7 games as a home favorite.
Over is 12-3 in Blackhawks last 15 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Rangers vs Blackhawks Betting Picks

Back the Rangers to outlast the Blackhawks in front of their home crowd. Despite both having lost in their separate previous match-ups, the Rangers have established more ground that the Blackhawks judging from the record since the resumption of ice action from the All-Star break. Chicago is visibly in low spirits after a lackluster road trip. With their guards down in frustration, expect the Rangers to attack the jugular to nip them in a climactic fashion.

Score Prediction: Rangers 4, Blackhawks 3.