Saturday, October 15, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The New York Rangers travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +113 and the Blues at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-27-9 last season and on the road they had a record of 19-17-5. They finished 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 236 goals and gave up 217 goals for a point differential of +19. The Rangers had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 44-36 and an over/under record of 37-28-17. St. Louis had a regular season record of 49-24-9 including 24-13-4 at home last season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 224 goals and surrendered 201 for a goal differential of +23. The Blues had 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 47-32 while their over/under record sat at 32-40-10.
Derek Stepan accumulated 53 total points last season for the Rangers. He had 22 goals last year with 192 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 166 shots. He had 35 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist had 35 wins and 21 losses last season in net for the Rangers. He had 1,944 shots against him and gave up 156 goals. He made 1,788 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko accumulated 74 total points last season for the Blues. He had 40 goals last year with 292 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 34 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 103 shots. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Jake Allen had 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He had 1,260 shots against him and gave up 101 goals. He made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers had 101 total points last season. They scored 236 goals while giving up 217 goals. They had 226 power play opportunities and scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Rangers allowed 243 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They averaged 28 shots per game and as a team they shot 10.10% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues had a total of 107 points on the season. They had 51 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 276 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Rangers had a total of 224 goals scored while they gave up 201 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.05%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
New York had a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they attempted 4,360 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,817 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 48.3% as they had 3,267 attempts while they gave up 3,503 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers started possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50% for the season. They had 2,313 face off wins compared to 2,390 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.2%. On defense New York had 2,164 hits and they blocked 1,314 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis attempted 4,465 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,455 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 50.5% as they had 3,392 shots while they gave up 3,328 attempts on defense. The Blues had an offensive zone percentage of 48.5% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.5% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they compiled 2,579 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense St. Louis blocked 1,127 shot attempts and they had 1,937 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers were 44-36 straight up last season
The New York Rangers were 37-28-17 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up last season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
10/14/16 D Kevin Klein Back is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. St. Louis
10/10/16 C Oscar Lindberg Hip out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/09/16 LW Jaden Schwartz Elbow out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.