Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/17/2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -110 and the Rangers at -112.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 3-2-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-2-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 20 goals and surrendered 25 goals for a point differential of -5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 3-3-0 and an over/under record of 4-2-0. New York has a record of 1-5-0 including 1-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 13 goals and have given up 21 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 1-5-0 while their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 3-3-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 1-5-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/10/17 D Ian Cole Mouth IR (10/07)
Key New York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sidney Crosby has scored 8 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 3 goals this season with 18 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Evgeni Malkin averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by tallying 1 goal on 16 attempts. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the year. Matthew Murray has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Penguins. He has 159 shots against him and he's surrendered 16 goals. He's made 143 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Mats Zuccarello has 5 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 1 goal this year with 8 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Kevin Shattenkirk averages 22 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 2 goals on 16 attempts. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 1 win and 3 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 140 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 128 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 7 total points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They've scored 20 goals while giving up 25 scores, which has them ranked 7th and 1st respectively. They have had 26 power play chances and scored 7 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 9th in the league. The Penguins have given up 29 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, ranking them 8th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.76% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 29th in the league with a total of 2 points this season. They have 5 power play goals on 23 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 24 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 23rd with a total of 13 goals scored while they've given up 21 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 6.47%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
Pittsburgh is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1%, as they've attempted 356 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 369 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 273 attempts while they have given up 282 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 190 face-off wins compared to 216 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.8%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 143 hits and they have blocked 87 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 56.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.8% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 27th respectively in the NHL. They have 192 face-off wins as opposed to 174 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 11th in the league. On defense New York has 148 hits and they've blocked 79 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've tried 351 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 340 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 12th in the NHL at 50.6%, as they have 267 shots while they've given up 261 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Penguins/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -110
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -110
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