New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The New York Rangers travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -105 and the Devils at -105.
New York has a record of 19-12-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 5-7-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 112 goals and given up 97 goals for a point differential of +15. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-15-0 and an over/under record of 19-13-0. New Jersey is 19-9-5 including 9-5-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 99 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 19-14-0 while their over/under record is 18-14-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 19-15-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 19-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 19-14-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 18-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/18/17 LW Marcus Johansson Ankle IR (12/09)
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
Kevin Shattenkirk has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 5 goals this year with 73 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 20.5 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 73 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 17 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 892 shots against him and he's given up 71 goals. He's made 821 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jesper Bratt has scored 23 total points this year for the Devils. He has 10 goals this season with 53 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 16.2 minutes played per game. Nico Hischier averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 71 shots. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 14 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 799 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 735 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 41 total points this season, which ranks them 11th in the NHL. They are 7th in the league in goals scored with 112 while they've given up 97 goals, ranking them 22nd overall. They have had 110 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 109 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 5th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.57% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 8th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 8th in the NHL with a total of 43 points this year. They have 21 power play goals on 103 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 13th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 9th in the NHL. As a team, the Devils are 12th in the league with 105 goals scored while they've given up 99 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.63%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 13th in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've tried 1,896 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,068 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 26th in Corsi percentage. They are 24th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.1% as they have 1,436 shots while they've given up 1,548 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the year. That puts them 21st and 13th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 979 face-off wins as opposed to 1,006 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 24th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 697 hits and they've blocked 520 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Devils are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 45.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 54.1% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 989 face-off wins compared to 1,103 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 727 hits and they have blocked 497 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. New Jersey is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.8% as they've attempted 1,762 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,000 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.5% ranks 23rd as they have 1,358 attempts while they have given up 1,503 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -105 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -105
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 Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.