Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, February 25, 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 having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 34-20-6 and on the road they have a record of 12-14-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 173 goals and given up 155 goals for a point differential of +18. The Rangers have 6 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-26 and an over/under record of 27-24-9. St. Louis shows up with a record of 35-18-9 including 19-10-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 156 goals and surrendered 150 for a goal differential of +6. The Blues have 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-27 while their over/under record sits at 21-33-8.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 22 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 23 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 20 goals on 122 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 29 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,466 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,352 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Blues. He has 29 goals this season with 219 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 120 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 17 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 920 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 855 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Rangers have 74 total points this season. They have scored 170 goals while giving up 153 goals. They have had 166 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Rangers have allowed 185 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.73% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 79 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 178 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 214 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 153 goals scored while they've given up 146 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.42%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48.2% as they've attempted 3,197 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,436 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.2% as they have 2,408 attempts while they've given up 2,491 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 1,699 face off wins compared to 1,734 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense New York has 1,620 hits and they've blocked 945 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 3,315 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,401 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 2,489 shots while they've given up 2,526 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 1,934 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,868 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 875 shot attempts and they have 1,461 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 33-26 straight up
The New York Rangers are 27-24-9 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 35-27 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 21-33-8 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
02/23/16 D Marc Staal Lower Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
02/20/16 D Ryan McDonagh Jaw out indefinitely
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body is downgraded to out indefinitely
02/23/16 RW Ryan Reaves Possible Suspension "?" Thursday vs NY Rangers
02/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/08/16 D Alex Pietrangelo Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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