Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 11/29/23 NBA Best Picks, Odds and Forecast

Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 11/29/23 NHL Best Picks, Odds and Forecast

Detroit Red Wings (11-6-3) vs. New York Rangers (15-4-1)


Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 11/29/23 – The Detroit Red Wings take their 11-6-3 record on the road to face the Metropolitan division-leading New York Rangers (15-4-1) on Wednesday night. This game is a notable clash in the Eastern Conference. Expert hockey analysis gives the Rangers the edge at home behind a deep offense and stellar goaltending.


The Red Wings offense has been led by center Dylan Larkin (8g, 13a), right wing Alex DeBrincat (12g, 8a), and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (5g, 13a). However, their scoring depth drops off after that and could struggle to keep up with a Rangers team averaging 3.5 goals per game.


New York sports the NHL’s 3rd best offense, led by left wing Artemi Panarin (11g, 19a), left wing Chris Kreider (13g, 7a), and center Vincent Trocheck (5g, 11a). The Rangers roll three lines deep and will look to pepper Detroit goalie Ville Husso, who has struggled with a 3.47 GAA.


Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 11/29/23 Game Info


When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Ville Husso vs. Goaltender Igor Shesterkin


Ville Husso has struggled in recent outings for Detroit, allowing 3+ goals in 3 of his last 4 starts while never facing more than 36 shots in those contests. His vulnerability against high shot volume teams is a concern versus a New York offense that sits 7th league-wide with 34.4 shots on net per game. Husso is battling consistency issues and doesn’t instill much confidence for the Red Wings on the road in a tough atmosphere like Madison Square Garden. If New York’s deep forward group overwhelms him early, it could be another short night for the Finnish netminder.


At the other end of the ice, Igor Shesterkin continues his ascendance as one of the NHL’s premier goaltenders this season. Despite a bit of a slow start, Shesterkin has regained his Vezina Trophy-winning form of late, giving up just 5 total goals in his last 4 starts and rocking a .940 save percentage over that stretch. The technical wizard uses his 6-foot-3 frame and quick reflexes to make one difficult save after another. Shesterkin’s ability to steal games and keep the Rangers in every contest gives them a monumental advantage in goal over Detroit’s Husso. He should have the Red Wings’ number if they can’t solve New York’s smothering defense.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: New York Rangers -200, Total Odds: 6


The Rangers enter as moderate -200 home favorites with Detroit sitting at +178 underdogs. The puck line odds give bettors a chance to back New York laying -1.5 goals at +130 value. The Rangers offense should comfortably cover this spread at home. The total is set at 6 goals with slight juice on the under (-103). Eight of the last 10 head-to-head meetings have finished under 6 goals. With two sharp goalies, this trend could continue making the under a wise wager.


Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends


Detroit is just 3-7 in its last 10 against the Rangers, indicating New York has had the edge recently in the series. The Red Wings are also only 5-1 straight up in their last 6 road games against the Metro division, suggesting potential struggles away versus stiffer conference foes.


New York Rangers Betting Trends


The Rangers are 7-1 straight up in their previous 8 contests against Eastern Conference opponents. This displays their ability to consistently handle teams from their own conference. New York is also 5-1 straight up in its last 6 home games, highlighting a definite home ice advantage.


Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers 11/29/23 Betting Picks


The Rangers have won 7 of their last 8 versus conference foes while Detroit has dropped 7 of its last 10 to New York. Riding the Rangers moneyline at home behind Shesterkin in net feels like the safer play. Kreider and Panarin should also pace the New York offense to several goals.


For bettors seeking plus-money value, taking the Rangers’ puck line (-1.5 at +130) risks a little more juice but provides a solid 1.5 goal cushion if New York wins comfortably as expected. Handicapping expert tips point toward the Rangers continuing their home dominance over Detroit.


Free Pick and Prediction: New York Rangers 5, Detroit Red Wings 2


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