Nashville Predators at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Nashville Predators travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Predators at +109 and the Rangers at -120.
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Nashville has a record of 4-2-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 1-2-1. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 19 goals and given up 17 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-3-0 and an over/under record of 2-5-0. New York is 1-5-2 including 1-3-2 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 20 goals and surrendered 30 for a goal differential of -10. Their record against the spread is 1-7-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 4-3-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 1-7-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
10/19/17 C Nick Bonino Undisclosed is "?"
10/17/17 D Yannick Weber Upper Body IR (10/12)
10/02/17 D Ryan Ellis Knee IR (10/03)
Key New York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Filip Forsberg has accumulated 9 total points this season for the Predators. He has 5 goals this year with 19 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell averages 15 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 3 goals on 15 shots. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Predators. He has 176 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 164 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Mats Zuccarello has scored 7 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 2 goals this season with 12 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kevin Shattenkirk averages 21.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 2 goals on 18 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 1 win and 3 losses this year in goal for the Rangers. He has 211 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 191 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 9 total points this season, which ranks them 9th in the NHL. They are 18th in the league in goals scored with 19 while they've given up 17 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 31 power play opportunities and have scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 9th in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 33 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.92% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 10th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 28th in the NHL with a total of 4 points this year. They have 7 power play goals on 30 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks them 11th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 30 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. That is 31st in the NHL. As a team, the Rangers are 15th in the league with 20 goals scored while they've given up 30 goals, which is 2nd overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.30%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've tried 397 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 378 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 11th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.6% as they have 314 shots while they've given up 283 attempts on defense. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That puts them 19th and 14th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 232 face-off wins as opposed to 212 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Nashville has 156 hits and they've blocked 95 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 17th in the league.
The Rangers are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 56.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 43.8% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 250 face-off wins compared to 236 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 16th in the league. On defense New York has 202 hits and they have blocked 104 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. New York is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 477 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 452 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.3% ranks 11th as they have 367 attempts while they have given up 348 shots on the defensive end.
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