Red Wings vs. Rangers Prediction and Odds (Fade Detroit on the Road)

The Red Wings and Rangers are set to face-off in Thursday night NHL action.
The Red Wings and Rangers are set to face-off in Thursday night NHL action. / Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings head to Madison Square Garden on Thursday night for an Original Six matchup with the New York Rangers.

The Red Wings are desperate for wins, as they're likely the only team left in the Eastern Conference that still has a chance to make a run at a spot in the playoffs. The Rangers, on the other hand, are looking to reclaim the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

This will serve as the first of three meetings between these two teams this season.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for tonight's game.

Red Wings vs. Rangers Odds and Total


  • Red Wings +170
  • Rangers -190

Puck line:

  • Red Wings +1.5 (-145)
  • Rangers -1.5 (+120)


  • 6 (Over +105/Under -125)

Red Wings vs. Rangers Betting Trends

  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Red Wings' last six games.
  • Red Wings are 5-15 in their last 20 road games.
  • Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 games.
  • The UNDER is 11-1 in the last 12 meetings between these teams.
  • Rangers are 8-1 in their last nine games.

Red Wings vs. Rangers Prediction and Pick

As much as I don't think the Rangers are as good as their record indicates, it's best not to overthink this game. We have a team with some of the best goaltending in the NHL going up against a team with some of the worst.

Over each team's last 25 games, the Rangers rank third in the NHL in save percentage, stopping 91.92 percent of shots. The Red Wings, on the other hand, rank 29th in team save percentage during that stretch, stopping just 88.77 percent of shots on net.

The Red Wings also rank 19th in high danger scoring chances against, and now they face a Rangers team that's ninth in the league in shooting percentage.

This is a bad matchup for the Red Wings, I'd lean towards the Rangers on the moneyline tonight.

Lean: Rangers -190

Iain is 32-29-1 (+1.51 units) with his NHL picks in 2022. Check out his detailed record here.