Looking to win big? The Rangers and Blues face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blues are hosting the game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. The Rangers are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Blues. The game's over/under currently sits at 6 goals.


The Pick: St. Louis Blues +1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.


  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Rangers picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Rangers on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blues (+1.5)

Will the Rangers Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?

As the Rangers head into tonight's game against the Blues, they find themselves in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 26-11-2. Over their last 10 games, New York has gone 5-5, and they have dropped two of their last three games.

When playing on the road this season, the Rangers have gone 13-5-2, and they have been favored in 31 of their 39 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, New York has gone 14-8, and they are 21-9-1 when favored.

On the road, the Rangers have gone 12-8 vs. the puck line this season, and overall, they are 19-20 vs. the puck line. So far, New York has 15 wins by multiple goals and has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games.

As the favorite, the Rangers have gone 12-19 vs. the puck line and have dropped two straight games vs. the puck line. In their last 10 road games, the team is 6-4 vs. the puck line and 4-1 in their last five games.

On average, New York's games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Rangers come in with an over/under record of 20-16-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Rangers are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 15th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

New York's leading scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far, he has 26 goals which is 4th in the NHL. Panarin also comes into the game with 31 assists.

St. Louis defense takes on the Rangers ranked 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. St. Louis, goalie Igor Shesterkin has started 25 games in this season. His current record is 16-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.883%.

Does St. Louis Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Blues have gone 12-7-0 and are 20-18-1 overall. They have been the underdog in 28 of their 39 games and have gone 15-12-1 in those contests. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is currently in 11th place and 6th in the Central Division. Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 6-4.

So far this season, St. Louis has gone 7-10 against divisional opponents and 12-14 against other teams in the Western Conference. In their last three games, the Blues are 2-1, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five contests.

At home this season, the Blues have an average scoring differential of +.1 goals per game. So far, they have gone 12-7 against the puck line at home, and 17 of their 28 games as the underdog have resulted in a loss of two or more goals.

Overall, St. Louis has a puck line record of 21-18, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 17-11. In their last ten home games, the Blues have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring St. Louis is 6. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.4. The Blues come in with an over/under record of 13-22-4.

New York has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. Looking at how the Blues' offense is performing during power plays, they are 32nd in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

St. Louis' current leading scorer is Robert Thomas. This season, he has 16 goals, which puts him 40th in the NHL. Thomas also comes into the game with 25 assists.

Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington gets the start and has made 26 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-11, and his save percentage is 0.951%.