Thursday, December 15, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The New York Rangers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Rangers at -120 and the Stars at +109. The over/under is 5.5.
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New York comes into this game having played 31 contests. They have an overall record of 20-10-1 and away from home they have a record of 9-5-0. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 106 goals and surrendered 72 goals for a point differential of +34. The Rangers have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-11 and an over/under record of 16-12-3. Dallas comes into this game with a record of 12-13-6 including 8-4-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 81 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of -17. The Stars have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-19 while their over/under record sits at 15-16-0.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 9 goals this season with 60 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Kevin Hayes has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 11 goals on 49 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 570 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 520 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Stars. He has 8 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Tyler Seguin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 101 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 5 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 410 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 370 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Rangers have 41 total points this season. They have scored 106 goals while giving up 72 goals. They have had 93 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Rangers have allowed 79 power play opportunities and given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.80% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 115 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 111 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 81 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.94%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 1,651 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,742 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 1,243 attempts while they've given up 1,216 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.6% for the season. They have 869 face off wins compared to 910 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense New York has 622 hits and they've blocked 526 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 1,762 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,847 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 1,309 shots while they've given up 1,334 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 45% and their defensive zone percentage is 55% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 980 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,012 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 513 shot attempts and they have 619 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 20-11 straight up
The New York Rangers are 16-12-3 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 12-19 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 15-16-0 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
12/13/16 D Ryan McDonagh Flu "?" Thursday vs Dallas
12/07/16 LW Rick Nash Groin expected to miss 7-10 days
12/07/16 LW Matt Puempel Concussion out indefinitely
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/13/16 D Jamie Oleksiak Suspension Served probable Thursday vs NY Rangers
12/07/16 D Julius Honka Arm out indefinitely
12/05/16 LW Patrick Sharp Concussion out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
Josh's Pick: Take New York -120
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