Thursday, March 31, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -140 and the Hurricanes at +120. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 43-24-9 and on the road they have a record of 18-16-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 219 goals and given up 199 goals for a point differential of +20. The Rangers have 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-2-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-33 and an over/under record of 34-28-14. Carolina shows up with a record of 33-28-16 including 18-13-7 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 187 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of -21. The Hurricanes have 16 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-2-5 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-44 while their over/under record sits at 25-27-25.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 27 goals this season with 167 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 24 goals on 156 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 33 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,821 shots against him and has given up 142 goals. He has made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 19 goals this season with 140 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 153 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Cam Ward has 21 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,249 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,135 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Rangers have 95 total points this season. They have scored 216 goals while giving up 197 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Rangers have allowed 222 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.01% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 228 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 192 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 186 goals scored while they've given up 203 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.04%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've attempted 4,017 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,481 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.1% as they have 3,011 attempts while they've given up 3,252 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the season. They have 2,151 face off wins compared to 2,213 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense New York has 2,017 hits and they've blocked 1,229 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,432 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,970 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 3,279 shots while they've given up 3,050 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 53.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.7% as they've compiled 2,365 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,036 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 920 shot attempts and they have 1,467 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 42-33 straight up
The New York Rangers are 34-28-14 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 32-44 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 25-27-25 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
03/29/16 C Riley Nash Upper Body "?" Thursday vs NY Rangers
03/26/16 LW Phil Di Giuseppe Upper Body out indefinitely
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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