NHL Picks: New York Rangers Look to Bounce Back vs. Young Anaheim Ducks

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NHL Picks: New York Rangers Look to Bounce Back vs. Young Anaheim Ducks
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The NHL has nine games on Monday night while taking advantage of a less-than-exciting Broncos-Chargers matchup in the NFL. 

Honestly, that has little to do with things. However, a robust early-season Monday night slate never hurts. 

To get you ready for your NHL betting, here are a few options and picks. 

Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers

The New York Rangers come off an odd first week. They played three games in four nights. Two of those contests featured impressive wins, but the Friday loss in Winnipeg left a sour taste in the Rangers’ mouths. New York takes on a young Anaheim Ducks squad tonight. 

New York made Tampa Bay look almost slow last Tuesday night and did much the same to Minnesota. Arguably, both games were excellent illustrations of how the Rangers play. The seven goals against the Wild on the road were downright frightening because of how easy New York made that game look. 

The good news is that Igor Shesterkin will be back in net for New York on Monday against Anaheim. It appears John Gibson may play on Monday since Anthony Stolarz (Jackson, New Jersey native) might get the nod in Newark on Tuesday.

The Over is just 6.0 at +100. Anaheim is a young team that can give up goals in bunches. This Ducks team recently gave up seven to the New York Islanders. After that Saturday night game, it was clear the Ducks had some fight in them. A better effort offensively is expected from them tonight. 

Sports betting players can explore and look around the bets, props, and more for this game. The Ducks gave up 35.4 shots per game on the road in 2021-22 after Feb. 1. Similar to the first two games of the season, New York should get plenty of scoring chances. 

New York in regulation at -155 could be one wager to make. It offers shelter from the -250 and worsening moneyline. The Rangers to win by two or more goals is +105. That’s an Even wager. Surprisingly, New York leading after one period comes in at +115. Finally, expect the player props to swing a bit and eye those up this afternoon before making more bets. 

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild

The defending Stanley Cup champions come to town to face a Minnesota Wild team that has had a tough start to the season. Minnesota has given up seven goals in two straight losses (Rangers and Kings). Both games were at home, like tonight’s clash in Colorado. 

Thankfully, it is still early in the season for the Wild. On the bright side, Minnesota did score three goals against New York and six more versus Los Angeles. The offense is not that much of a problem without Kirill Kaprizov's significant impact. Kaprizov has three points so far this season, but this marquis matchup figures to bring out his offense a little more. 

The Wild can say the right things about their defense and special teams, but it has been bad for some time - healthy or not. Minnesota was ranked 30th last season on the penalty kill after Jan. 1. In the playoffs, St. Louis feasted on their penalty kill. Team defense has increasingly been a considerable problem. Minnesota must take more risks, hoping to withstand Colorado’s offensive bursts. 

Keeping the score low may be questionable tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury has yet to find his form, and the 37-year-old needs to fast. Colorado expects everyone’s best shot, which may be the one time to take a home team that is around Even on the Moneyline. Minnesota at +105 is reasonable, but Minnesota at +150 in regulation is even more fun.

Some Picks And More To Chew On

  • Minnesota parlay - Kaprizov goal, Minnesota Moneyline, Over 6.5 goals - +380
  • Moneyline parlay - Panthers, Penguins, and Rangers all win - +275
  • Artemi Panarin anytime goal - +200

Good luck, and do not forget to look at our NHL previews and much more. 

All odds today come from BetMGM Sportsbook.

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