Division leaders collide on Tuesday as the New York Rangers look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they host the Dallas Stars. New York (36-16-3), which sits atop the Metropolitan Division, also has won four straight at home since dropping a 5-2 decision to Vegas on Jan. 26 for its most recent loss overall. The Stars (34-14-8) are first in the Central but are winless in their last two contests as they lost to Edmonton in overtime and at Boston in a shootout by identical 4-3 scores. Dallas, which has earned at least one point in 11 of its last 12 games, recorded a 6-3 triumph over the Rangers at home in their first meeting this season.

Opening faceoff at Madison Square Garden is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Rangers are the -138 favorites (risk $138 to win $100) in the latest Rangers vs. Stars odds, while the over/under for total goals scored is 6.5. Before making any Stars vs. Rangers picks, you need to check out the NHL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

SportsLine's model simulates every NHL game 10,000 times, taking into account factors like current form, individual matchups, injuries, and short- and long-term trends when making NHL picks. It enters Week 20 of the 2023-24 season a profitable 24-19 on top-rated money-line picks.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rangers vs. Stars. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the latest NHL odds and trends for Stars vs. Rangers: 

  • Rangers vs. Stars money line: New York -138, Dallas +117
  • Rangers vs. Stars over/under: 6.5 goals
  • Rangers vs. Stars puck line: New York -1.5 (+176)
  • NYR: The Rangers are 7-1 in overtime this season
  • DAL: The Stars have scored three or more goals in each of their last six contests
  • Rangers vs. Stars picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Rangers

Dallas may be second in the NHL with 211 goals, but New York has been lighting it up offensively of late. The Rangers have averaged 4.4 goals during their winning streak and registered 13 tallies over their last two contests, including a 6-5 overtime victory against the crosstown-rival Islanders at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ in the NHL Stadium Series on Sunday. The Rangers overcame a late two-goal deficit in that contest as left wing Chris Kreider and center Mika Zibanejad converted power-play opportunities over the final 4:08 of the third period before left wing Artemi Panarin tallied 10 seconds into the extra session.

The 32-year-old Panarin, who has posted back-to-back three-point performances, is among the top offensive players in the NHL this season as he is tied for fifth in the league with 74 points and sixth with a career high-tying 32 goals. Kreider, also 32, has netted five tallies over his last four games -- including his sixth career hat trick in last Thursday's 7-4 win against Montreal. The 2021 Norris Trophy winner, Adam Fox has notched eight assists over his last four contests and collected eight points in six career meetings with the Stars. See who to back at SportsLine

Why you should back the Stars

Dallas is second in the NHL with 211 goals, one behind Vancouver, and ranks third with a plus-40 goal differential. The Stars have earned points in 22 of their 27 road games this season and have netted 34 tallies over their last seven away from home. The club has seven players who have scored 18 or more goals, with Wyatt Johnston joining the group on Monday and fellow center Roope Hintz recording a team-high 23.

The 20-year-old Johnston enters Tuesday with a modest three-game point streak during which has registered three goals and as many assists. A native of Toronto who was the 23rd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, Johnston is two points away from matching the total of 41 he collected as a rookie last season. Left wing Jason Robertson leads the Stars with 56 points and hasn't been kept off the scoresheet in back-to-back games since Dec. 4-6. Dallas made life miserable for the Rangers in their first encounter this campaign, scoring six consecutive goals after trailing 2-0 while ending New York's 11-game point streak and Panarin's season-opening 15-game point run. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Rangers vs. Stars picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 7.5 combined goals. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Rangers vs. Stars, and which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Stars vs. Rangers money line to jump on Tuesday, all from the advanced model that has simulated this matchup 10,000 times.