Jackets at Rangers
The Jackets and the Rangers face off tonight in what is sure to be a demolition of the Jackets hopes and dreams. They need to face off against one of the best teams in hockey and frankly I don’t believe that they stand a chance. Apparently, Vegas feels the same way as me since they have the Rangers set at -390 favorites and -155 to cover the puck line. I really don’t see value in either of these plays, although they will probably both hit. No instead of taking the easy way out I will be finding better value for you guys.
The Jackets while away this season have been one of the worst defensive teams that I have ever laid my eyes on. Watching their defensive play on the road makes me actually start to feel bad for them. In their last 5 road games they have allowed 32 goals. Yes, I said 32 GOALS. That is an average of 6.2 goals against per game which is just abysmal. The Rangers on the other hand have been score a shit ton of goals at home. They have scored 24 goals in their last 5 home games averaging 4.8 goals per game. With all of these things considered here are my plays for this game.
The Rangers lines move like a well-oiled machine while they’re in front of their home fans. The Jackets defense works like a model T, especially when they’re on the road. I only see this game ending one way and your welcome for the locks.
Hammer: Jackets/Rangers o6.5
Hammer: Johnny Gaudreau o2.5 sog
Sprinkle: Correct score: Rangers 6 Jackets 2