Golden Knights vs. Rangers Best Bets for Friday: Bounce-Back Win Needed for Both Teams 

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Jack Eichel #9 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates against the New Jersey Devils on January 24, 2023. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images /AFP

NHL Pick: Under 6.5 Goals (-135) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review

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The Vegas Golden Knights and New York Rangers come into this game off the back of a defeat last time out.

Both teams are struggling for consistency right now as the Golden Knights have let their top spot slip in the Pacific division having lost 4 of their previous 5 games.  

The NY Rangers might have won 4 of their previous 7 but only two of those 4 came during regulation. What bets we are taking ahead of this cross-division NHL matchup?

Let’s review the NHL odds on this top NHL clash so we can keep cashing our NHL picks!

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Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Rangers 

Friday, January 27, 2023 – 07:00 PM EST at Madison Square Garden 


Despite being 4th in the Western Conference and tied first in the Atlantic division, the Vegas Golden Knights have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The Golden Knights now have an overall record of 29-17-3 thus far this season.  

Vegas has scored an average of 3.16 goals per game and allowed 2.88 goals per game.

The injury list right now for the Golden Knights is as long as your weekly shopping list as they have 7 players unavailable tonight and Mark Stone is currently questionable.  

The New York Rangers have traded a win with a loss in their previous six games, failing to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs last time out, so are they due a win this time around? 

New York is 3rd in the Metropolitan division and 6th in the Eastern Conference, scoring a total of 3.15 goals per game and allowing 2.62 goals per game.

New York has only faced the Golden Knights on home ice on four occasions, winning the first matchup they have since gone on to lose the previous three H2H meetings by 11 goals to 6.  

Picks and Predictions  

Total Over/Under

Both the Rangers and Golden Knights are heavily favored towards the under 6.5 goals line this season as the Rangers have seen 60% of their home games go under 6.5 goals and the Golden Knights have seen 63% of their road games go under 6.5 goals. 

We are more than happy to ride the Under 6.5 tonight for the (-135) juice according to top-rated sportsbooks on offer, both these teams will be looking to keep things tight tonight to try to pick up a much-needed win.  

Combined these teams have only allowed 5.4 goals per game and both teams have two quality goaltenders in Logan Thompson (2.71 goals against) and Ilya Sorokin (2.44 goals against).  

Seven of the nine previous meetings have seen the Under 6.5 Total cash as a winner.  

NHL Pick: Under 6.5 Goals (-135) at BetOnline  

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Mika Zibanejad Over/Under Shots 

Mika Zibanejad has been the NY Rangers' top shot taker this season having averaged 3.56 shots per game compared to the second highest who has averaged three shots per game.  

Zibanejad has seen over 2.5 shots cash in 71% of his games played this season and having only had 2 last time out in the Rangers' loss to the Maple Leafs we are expecting Zibanejad to get his shooting gloves back on tonight. 

When these teams met earlier in the season the Rangers won 5-1 with Zibanejad scoring two goals, registering one assist, and taking four shots.  

NHL Pick: Over 2.5 Shots (-140) at BetOnline  

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Jack Eichel Over/Under Points 

Jack Eichel has been the Golden Knights' top points scorer per game this season having registered 34 points in 36 games, almost an average of one point per game.

Although Mark Stone and Chandler Stephenson have scored more points than Eichel, they have played 7 and 13 games more respectively.  

We are getting behind Eichel to pick up at least one point on tonight’s game, having had a rough time of it since the start of the New Year having only scored a point in 3 of his 9 games played including not having scored a point for three games now.  

We might be laying a little more juice than we would like at -130 for Eichel to score at least one point tonight, but this is a gut play as we believe he and the Golden Knights are going to do everything in their power to come away with a win tonight.  

Predicted Score: Vegas Golden Knights 3 – New York Rangers 2  

NHL Pick: Over 0.5 Points (-130) at BetOnline   

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