Thursday, February 4, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +122 and the Rangers at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 50 games. They have an overall record of 23-18-9 and on the road they have a record of 9-10-6. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 124 goals and given up 120 goals for a point differential of +4. The Wild have 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 2-7-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-27 and an over/under record of 16-26-8. New York shows up with a record of 27-18-5 including 18-5-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 144 goals and surrendered 132 for a goal differential of +12. The Rangers have 5 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-23 while their over/under record sits at 22-20-8.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 10 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 99 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1123 shots against him and has given up 90 goals. He has made 1033 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Rick Nash has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 18 goals on 101 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 23 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1260 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1160 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 55 total points this season. They have scored 124 goals while giving up 118 goals. They have had 144 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Wild have allowed 116 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.58% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 59 points on the season. They have 24 power play goals on 141 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 153 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 142 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.67%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 2,620 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,725 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 1,957 attempts while they've given up 2,004 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,529 face off wins compared to 1,455 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.2%. On defense Minnesota has 863 hits and they've blocked 721 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,564 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,756 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.2% as they have 1,937 shots while they've given up 2,000 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 51.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 1,381 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,383 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 756 shot attempts and they have 1,292 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 23-27 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 16-26-8 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 25-23 straight up
The New York Rangers are 22-20-8 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Rangers Injuries
02/03/16 D Kevin Klein Thumb is downgraded to out indefinitely
02/03/16 LW Rick Nash Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Minnesota
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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