New York Rangers (28-14-2) vs. San Jose Sharks (10-31-4)
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks 1/23/24 – At SAP Center in San Jose on Tuesday January 23, 2024, New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks will battle it out in an intense NHL regular season matchup! These teams boast remarkable records for recent success; Rangers currently hold 28-14-2 while Sharks currently stand at 10-31-4 – we will examine team statistics, player performances and betting trends before offering pro hockey game picks for this matchup!
New York Rangers’ offense has been impressive this season. Led by Artemi Panarin’s 27 goals and 34 assists across 44 games for an astounding total of 61 points; Vincent Trocheck (43 points) and Mika Zibanejad (42) also contributed significantly; this will prove decisive against San Jose as they each attempt to find vulnerabilities between themselves in terms of defense.
San Jose Sharks have had an uneven campaign, struggling to generate consistent offensive output. While center Tomas Hertl has been one of their bright spots with 13 goals and 17 assists through 44 games; depth issues within their lineup has contributed to their troubles; left-wingers Fabian Zetterlund and William Eklund both showed flashes of brilliance but have failed to produce consistent scoring output; this dynamic can be evidenced in their plus/minus rating standing at -26 which underscores this dynamic; they must step up offensive output if hope of defeat against opponents like Rangers is any chance!
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks 1/23/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET
|SAP Center at San Jose
Goaltender Igor Shesterkin vs. Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood
Rangers fans should count themselves fortunate that Igor Shesterkin will be guarding their net. He has played 29 games so far this year and earned 18 victories at an admirable 2.84 goals-against average (GAA), boasting an outstanding save percentage of 0.902 with 749 saves to date – something Shesterkin will need against Sharks opponents.
Mackenzie Blackwood currently stands in goal for the San Jose Sharks and has faced a difficult season overall, posting just 5 wins out of 29 games while posting an increased GAA (3.72). Blackwood boasts an 0.894 save percentage with 823 stops made thus far this year; although his statistics may not favor him much against Rangers opponents.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds have yet to be finalized (TBD), however given their distinct records and recent performances between both teams it’s likely that the Rangers will emerge as favorites in this matchup. Total odds remain undetermined as this contest approaches so make sure to follow updated lines when viewing this contest!
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers have had mixed results recently in their games. Over their last five matches and in each of their 21 home contests since July 7, totals have exceeded one game on three separate occasions (3-2 for wins, 2-3 against spread). On their travels they posted 12-11 against spread. Notably, one out of each five contests saw an over-goal but not 11 out of 21 home match-ups!
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks have experienced a rough stretch, going 1-4 in their last five games while going winless against the spread. Road performance has also been difficult with just 9-16 against the spread recorded; four out of their last five and seven of 20 home games having gone over in terms of totals going over.
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks 1/23/24 Betting Picks
In conclusion this NHL matchup presents an emphatic contrast between an impressive New York Rangers squad and an ineffective San Jose Sharks one, as the former features an elite offensive lineup while their counterpart faces difficulty on both ends of the ice; thus placing an advantage in favor of New York.
Betting wise, consider the Rangers the better option in this matchup. While odds could still change significantly between these teams, their recent strong play and ability to perform on the road make the Rangers an appealing pick for betting purposes. Keep an eye on over/under lines; both squads tend to see high scoring contests that could provide thrilling competition.
As game day nears and odds become available, it is advisable to consult expert sources and best premium expert picks in order to make informed betting decisions.
Free Pick and Prediction: New York Rangers 4, San Jose Sharks 2