New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The New Jersey Devils head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at -149 and the Rangers at +135.
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New Jersey has a record of 16-7-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-3-2. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 84 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of +3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 16-11-0 and an over/under record of 13-13-0. New York has a record of 15-10-2 including 11-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 91 goals and have given up 81 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 15-12-0 while their over/under mark is 16-9-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 16-11-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 15-12-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 16-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/22/17 RW Kyle Palmieri Foot IR (11/20)
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/07/17 GO Henrik Lundqvist Flu is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
12/05/17 C Mika Zibanejad Concussion is "?" Friday vs Washington
Nico Hischier has scored 20 total points this year for the Devils. He has 5 goals this season with 59 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 16.1 minutes played per contest. Jesper Bratt averages 15.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 9 goals on 45 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 11 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 664 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 613 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mats Zuccarello has 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 5 goals this year with 47 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Kevin Shattenkirk averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 60 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 13 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 684 shots against him and he's given up 57 goals. He's made 627 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 36 total points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They've scored 84 goals while giving up 81 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 21st respectively. They have had 84 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the league. The Devils have given up 102 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.27% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 15th in the league with a total of 32 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 93 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 87 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 9th with a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 81 goals this season, ranking 22nd in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.71%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.4%, as they've attempted 1,454 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,677 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47% as they have 1,123 attempts while they have given up 1,268 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 29th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 45.7% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.3% for the season. That is 3rd overall in the NHL. They have 803 face-off wins compared to 919 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 583 hits and they have blocked 409 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Rangers are 16th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 806 face-off wins compared to 801 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 19th in the league. On defense New York has 546 hits and they have blocked 393 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. New York is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've attempted 1,539 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,597 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 21st as they have 1,161 attempts while they have given up 1,204 shots on the defensive end.
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