There are only three NHL games scheduled for Sunday, November 6, but one of them is this conference clash in New York, so make sure you read the best Red Wings vs. Rangers betting pick and odds.
Detroit will be playing the second of a back-to-back set when they visit New York at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are -237 moneyline favorites on WynnBet NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These Eastern Conference rivals met three times last year, and the Rangers won that series 2-1.
Red Wings beat the Capitals at home
The Detroit Red Wings (5-3-2-0, 5-5 ATS) are playing in a hot and cold form early in the season. They didn’t record two wins in a row since the opening two games of the campaign, but after suffering the biggest loss of the season to the Buffalo Sabres, the Red Wings bounced back with a 3-1 home victory against the Washington Capitals.
Ville Husso was the most deserving of that win as he registered 33 saves. It was tied at 1-1 before Andrew Copp and Dylan Larkin scored in the final period to make it 3-1 for Detroit. Larkin is a player to watch against the Rangers as he leads the team with 13 points (G 6, A 7), while Dominik Kubalik has 12 (G 4, A 8).
Ville Husso (4-1-1) is a probable goalie for the Red Wings against the Rangers on Sunday. The 27-year-old is allowing 2.17 goals per game and owns a .934 SV% with one shutout.
LW Tyler Bertuzzi (hand) is out indefinitely and will not play on Sunday in New York. C Oskar Sundqvist (upper body) is questionable.
Rangers couldn’t make it four in a row
The New York Rangers (6-4-1-1, 4-8 ATS) responded to a four-game losing skid with three consecutive wins, but they couldn’t record the fourth straight as they were powerless against the Boston Bruins at home. New York had a 2-2 result early in the third period, but the visitors scored three unanswered goals to celebrate a 5-2 victory.
Jimmy Vesey and Adam Fox scored goals for the Rangers, while Kaapo Kakko assisted for both goals. Artemi Panarin is the Rangers’ best player this year as he recorded 16 points (G 5, A 11). Mika Zibanejad with 14 (G 6, A 8), and Adam Fox with 10 (G 4, A 7) are also in double figures when it comes to points.
Igor Shesterkin (6-1-2) will likely take his place between the sticks for the Rangers against Detroit on Sunday. The 26-year-old allows 2.41 goals per game with a .916 SV% with one shutout.
17-40 in the last 57 games playing on zero days of rest2-5 in the last seven Sunday games
17-8 in the last 25 games playing on two days of rest14-5 in the last 19 Sunday games
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers Pick
The Red Wings are facing the Islanders on Saturday before taking on the Rangers in NYC the night after, and I think they will be more focused on beating the Islanders at home. The Rangers have two days to rest and recover from a defeat to the Bruins, and I am backing them to return to winning ways here. The Red Wings lost each of their previous three road games, and although the Rangers are not playing their best hockey at Madison Square Garden, I believe the hosts shouldn’t have problems in this one. New York beat Detroit in three of the last four H2H games at home.
Pick: Take the Rangers at -1.5 Puck Line (+108)
The Rangers’ defense is just outside the top 10 with 2.92 goals allowed per game, while their offense is not even in the top 20 with 2.83 goals per contest. Even though Detroit is scoring more goals than the Rangers this season (3.10), I don’t think the Red Wings will score more than two against excellent Igor Shesterkin. Under is 22-2-3 in the last 27 H2H meetings; Under is 14-2-1 in the previous 17 H2H duels in New York, while Under is 13-4 in the Rangers’ last 17 overall.
Pick: Go Under 6.5 goals (-110)