New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Nov 25, 2023; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Nick Bonino (12) celebrates after his goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period at Madison Square Garden.
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We have your New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins prop betting and game preview needs covered as the New York Rangers hit the road to face the Boston Bruins.

The New York Rangers (45-20-4) are set to face off against the Boston Bruins (41-14-15) in a high-stakes Eastern Conference showdown. With both teams in the thick of the playoff race, this matchup could have significant implications for postseason positioning.

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Odds Info

Moneyline: New York Rangers +120 (BetRivers) / Boston Bruins -134 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: -1.5 – New York Rangers -220 (Bet365) / Boston Bruins +180 (Bet365)

Total: 5.5 – +100 (BetMGM) / -120 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: TD Garden – Boston, MA


New York Rangers Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the New York Rangers have 21 wins and 15 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the New York Rangers have 10 wins and 6 losses.
  • This season, the New York Rangers have hit 35 overs and 34 unders.

Boston Bruins Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Boston Bruins have 23 wins and 14 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Boston Bruins have 36 wins and 24 losses.
  • This season, the Boston Bruins have hit 35 overs and 35 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins have faced off five times, with their encounters spanning from November 3, 2022, to December 16, 2023. In these matchups, the Bruins have emerged victorious on three occasions, while the Rangers have claimed two wins. When it comes to the spread, the Bruins have covered it three times compared to the Rangers’ two. The outcomes have also shown a tendency towards higher-scoring games, with the Over hitting three times and the Under only twice. The visiting team has had the upper hand in these encounters, winning three out of the five games, while the home team has secured two wins. The statistics reveal a competitive edge in these games, with the Rangers achieving a higher win percentage in the 2023-2024 season (72.4138%) compared to the Bruins’ 65.5172%, despite the Bruins having a better win percentage in the previous season (79.0323% to the Rangers’ 55.5556%). The games have been characterized by a mix of tight defenses and potent offenses, as evidenced by the varying shots on goal, penalty minutes, and faceoff outcomes.

The most recent game between the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins took place on December 16, 2023, and concluded with a narrow 2-1 victory for the Rangers. The game was tightly contested, with the Bruins initially taking the lead thanks to a goal from Trent Frederic, assisted by James van Riemsdyk and Matthew Poitras. However, the Rangers responded in the third period with Vincent Trocheck tying the game, setting the stage for an overtime showdown. Trocheck emerged as the hero for the Rangers, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime, assisted by Artemi Panarin and Erik Gustafsson. The Rangers outshot the Bruins 34 to 22 and were more successful in faceoffs, winning 58% of them. The Rangers’ goaltender, Igor Shesterkin, had a save percentage of 0.955, while the Bruins’ Jeremy Swayman posted a save percentage of 0.941. The game’s intensity was also reflected in the penalty minutes, with the Rangers serving 13 minutes and the Bruins serving 30 minutes. This victory for the Rangers was significant as it was achieved on the road, and it also marked their 21st win of the season, enhancing their win percentage to 72.4138%.

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Predictions

The Rangers come into the game with a slight edge in their recent performance, boasting a 3-2 record in their last five games, despite a recent stumble. Artemi Panarin has been a standout for the Rangers, leading the team with 38 goals and 56 assists. The Rangers’ offense, ranked among the top in the league, will be put to the test against a Bruins team that has been formidable at home with a 23-8-6 record at TD Garden. The Bruins, on a three-game winning streak, will look to their star player David Pastrnak, who has been on fire this season with 44 goals and 55 assists, to continue his dominant play and challenge the Rangers’ defense.

Defensively, both teams have been solid, with the Bruins having a slight advantage in goals against average, which could play a critical role in this matchup. The Rangers’ goaltender Igor Shesterkin, who has been a wall in the net with a save percentage of 0.955 in their last encounter, will need to replicate his performance to fend off the Bruins’ high-powered offense. On the other side, the Bruins will rely on their defensive corps and goaltender Jeremy Swayman to contain the Rangers’ attack and maintain their home ice advantage.

The key player matchup to watch will be between the Rangers’ Artemi Panarin and the Bruins’ David Pastrnak, as both wingers have the ability to turn the game on its head with their offensive prowess. Special teams could also play a pivotal role, with both teams looking to capitalize on power-play opportunities. As the regular season winds down, every game counts, and this clash between the Rangers and Bruins is set to be a thrilling encounter with potential playoff atmosphere intensity.

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Pick

The New York Rangers come into this matchup with a strong away record and a higher overall win percentage compared to the Boston Bruins. Despite the Bruins’ impressive home record, the Rangers have shown resilience on the road and have the offensive firepower to challenge any team. Artemi Panarin’s exceptional form, with 38 goals and 56 assists, makes the Rangers a formidable opponent, and their recent head-to-head victory against the Bruins adds to their confidence. The Rangers’ ability to perform in high-pressure situations, coupled with their success in recent games, suggests they have the edge in this encounter.

While the Bruins have the advantage of playing at home and have been on a winning streak, the Rangers’ recent performance and the competitive odds offered for their moneyline make them an attractive pick. The Rangers’ goaltender, Igor Shesterkin, has proven to be a difference-maker, and his stellar save percentage in their last meeting with the Bruins indicates he can be relied upon to deliver a strong performance. Considering these factors, along with the Rangers’ higher win percentage this season and their success as the visiting team in past matchups, a moneyline bet on the New York Rangers is the recommended choice for this game.

The Pick: New York Rangers +120 (BetRivers)

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

New York Rangers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Adam Fox Points 0.5 8/10 -130 +100 1.0 0.87
Adam Fox Shots On Goal 1.5 8/10 -145 +114 2.2 2.19
Vincent Trocheck Points 0.5 8/10 -160 +124 1.0 0.89
Chris Kreider Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.0 0.84
Vincent Trocheck Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -130 +100 3.1 2.99

Boston Bruins

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Pavel Zacha Points 0.5 8/10 -125 -105 1.1 1.03