Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -175 and the Avalanche at +158. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 38 games. They have an overall record of 25-12-1 and on the road they have a record of 12-6-0. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 129 goals and given up 95 goals for a point differential of +34. The Rangers have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-13 and an over/under record of 20-14-4. Colorado shows up with a record of 12-22-1 including 4-12-1 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 72 goals and surrendered 116 for a goal differential of -44. The Avalanche have a record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-23 while their over/under record sits at 15-16-4.
Kevin Hayes has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 11 goals this season with 64 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. J.T. Miller has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 10 goals on 70 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 15 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 673 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 616 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 9 goals this season with 119 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 13 goals on 81 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 6 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 656 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 591 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Rangers have 51 total points this season. They have scored 129 goals while giving up 95 goals. They have had 116 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Rangers have allowed 104 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.71% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche have a total of 25 points on the season. They have 16 power play goals on 119 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 133 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 72 goals scored while they've given up 116 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.27%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 2,049 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,156 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 1,545 attempts while they've given up 1,539 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.9% for the season. They have 1,063 face off wins compared to 1,136 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.3%. On defense New York has 800 hits and they've blocked 617 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 1,798 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,031 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 1,345 shots while they've given up 1,520 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.2% as they've compiled 1,124 face off wins this season and they have suffered 989 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 511 shot attempts and they have 799 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 23-13 straight up
The New York Rangers are 20-14-4 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 12-23 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 15-16-4 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
12/29/16 LW Rick Nash Groin "?" Saturday vs Colorado
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back out indefinitely
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/29/16 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin "?" Saturday vs NY Rangers
12/04/16 D Erik Johnson Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York -175
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