San Jose vs Rangers: prediction for the NHL game
San Jose Sharks
San Jose mounted a winning streak on their travels, and they continue to win at home. They got a narrow victory over Detroit (3:2) and prevailed over Philadelphia in overtime (3:2 OT). Defenceman Burns gave three assists in the game against the Red Wings.
The Sharks also got a confident victory over Buffalo (3:2), having scored three goals in the first period.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers haven't been doing so well lately. The team suffered a crushing defeat to Vegas (1:5), and their goalie Georgiev was able to save only 86% of the shots on goal. After that, the Rangers crushed Anaheim with a score of 4:1, demonstrating solid defensive performance.
However, New York failed to build on that success and lost to Los Angeles (1:3).
In 4 out of 6 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, Tampa scored first.
The Sharks often lose points to opponents of their level, and we think that they won't be able to defeat the Rangers in the upcoming fixture, even though the visitors aren't in great form at the moment.
Our prediction - handicap (0) to Rangers
We do not expect a barn-burner here. The teams rarely score a large number of goals in head-to-head games, so we suggest betting on the total under.
Second bet - total under 5.5 goals