Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +115 and the Sharks at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 40-23-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-15-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 202 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of +16. The Rangers have 8 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-31 and an over/under record of 31-28-12. San Jose shows up with a record of 39-25-6 including 14-15-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 184 for a goal differential of +23. The Sharks have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-31 while their over/under record sits at 37-28-5.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 25 goals this season with 157 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 26 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 22 goals on 146 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,674 shots against him and has given up 131 goals. He has made 1,543 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 32 goals this season with 185 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 174 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Martin Jones has 34 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,565 shots against him and has given up 128 goals. He has made 1,437 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 88 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 184 goals. They have had 192 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Rangers have allowed 208 power play opportunities and given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.82% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 227 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 202 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 204 goals scored while they've given up 181 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.76%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they've attempted 3,743 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,145 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.4% as they have 2,815 attempts while they've given up 3,007 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 2,002 face off wins compared to 2,058 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense New York has 1,903 hits and they've blocked 1,138 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,892 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,807 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 2,946 shots while they've given up 2,698 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,115 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,070 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 1,109 shot attempts and they have 1,399 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 39-31 straight up
The New York Rangers are 31-28-12 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 38-31 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 37-28-5 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
03/08/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee expected to miss 2 weeks
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/18/16 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
03/18/16 LW Matthew Nieto Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
03/17/16 C Tommy Wingels Lower Body "?" Saturday vs New York Rangers
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose
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