Another inter-conference tilt in the NHL will take place on Saturday, November 19, when we have 30 teams in action, and here you can read the best Rangers vs. Sharks betting pick and odds.
New York will continue with their Western Conference road trip when they visit San Jose at SAP Center. The Rangers are -155 moneyline favorites on PointsBet NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These inter-conference rivals have already met this season, and the Sharks secured a 3-2 overtime win in New York.
Rangers fell short to the Kraken in OT
The New York Rangers (8-6-3-1, 6-12 ATS) opened their four-game road trip in the West with a 3-2 overtime loss against the Seattle Kraken. The Rangers lost five of the last seven games, including the previous two away from home and now dropped to the 8th place in the East with 20 points.
Vincent Trocheck, who also assisted for Mika Zibanejad’s goal in the first period, tied the game in Seattle to 2-2 and forced overtime. However, Justin Schultz scored an OT winner for the Kraken. Igor Shesterkin registered 29 saves. Artemi Panarin is currently leading the Rangers in points with 22 (G 5, A 17), while Zibanejad has 20 (G 10, A 10) and Adam Fox also contributes with 20 points (G 5, A 15).
Igor Shesterkin is a probable goalie when the Rangers take on San Jose on Saturday. The 26-year-old is allowing 2.44 goals per contest so far this year, along with a .914 SV% and one shutout.
Sharks couldn’t make it four in a row
The San Jose Sharks (6-10-0-3, 11-8 ATS) were on the best form of the campaign as they won three games in a row, but couldn’t record the fourth consecutive victory after losing to the Detroit Red Wings at home. For the first time this year, the Sharks conceded seven goals, and they have to be disappointed after this outcome because Detroit had just 21 shots.
San Jose did have a 2-1 lead after the opening period, but James Reimer had a terrible night as he couldn’t catch the puck, finishing with miserable season-low 14 saves. Erik Karlsson was impressive on offense, though, with four points, while Kevin Labanc added two. Thus far in the season, Karlsson is the second-best point producer in the entire NHL with 28 (G 11, A 17). Timo Meier (G 8, A 8) and Tomas Hertl (G 4, A 12) are also the main contributors to the Sharks.
James Reimer (5-6-2) is getting another start between the sticks against the Rangers on Saturday. The 34-year-old is surrendering 3.04 goals per game with a .899 SV% and one shutout this year.
D Markus Nutivaara will spend an undetermined length of time on the injured reserve list after suffering a setback in the recovery of his lower-body injury.
- 2-5 in the last seven overall
- 6-13 in the last 19 road games
- 3-8 in the last 11 games playing on one day of rest
New York Rangers vs. San Jose Sharks Pick
Even though San Jose allowed a season-high seven goals in the latest game, the Sharks do play their best hockey since the beginning of the campaign. On the other hand, we could say that the Rangers are going through their worst period of the season, which is a solid chance for the hosts to exploit and get a W. After all, the Sharks already beat the Rangers this season. I am backing Reimer, who conceded two goals in each of his two starts before a disappointing showing against Detroit, to bounce back with a solid display on Saturday. San Jose is still looking for the first regular-time win of the season at home, and I think this is the one I will be betting on.
Pick: Take the Sharks to win (+140)
Neither team is averaging over 3.00 goals per game so far, and although we had even 11 goals in San Jose’s previous outing, don’t expect another goal-scoring show here. After allowing six goals in his last start, I am going with Reimer to respond with a strong performance at the goal for the Sharks. On the other side, Shesterkin is an excellent goalie who often keeps his opponents to three or fewer goals. He surrendered 4+ goals on just three occasions this year. Under is 4-0 in the last four H2H meetings; Under is 17-6 in the Rangers’ previous 23 overall, while Under is 22-6 in the Sharks’ last 28 vs. Metropolitan Division rivals.
Pick: Go Under 6.5 goals (-133)