Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Anaheim Ducks head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Ducks at +102 and the Rangers at -132.
Anaheim has a record of 18-11-5 this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 89 goals and surrendered 98 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 18-16-0 and an over/under record of 13-20-0. New York has a record of 14-13-5 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 94 goals and given up 106 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 14-17-0 while their over/under mark is 15-16-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 18-16-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 13-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 14-17-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 15-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
12/12/18 C Rickard Rakell Ankle is out indefinitely
12/12/18 GO Ryan Miller MCL is out indefinitely
11/15/18 D Cam Fowler Facial is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Korbinian Holzer Wrist is out indefinitely
10/01/18 RW Patrick Eaves Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/26/18 RW Corey Perry Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/16/18 RW Jesper Fast Upper Body is out 2-4 weeks
12/12/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/23/18 LW Cody McLeod Hand is out indefinitely
Brandon Montour has scored 19 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 5 goals this season with 64 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 23 minutes played per contest. Ryan Getzlaf averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 8 goals on 61 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. John Gibson has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Ducks. He has 898 shots against him and he's surrendered 66 goals. He's made 832 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Mika Zibanejad has 28 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 11 goals this year with 100 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Chris Kreider averages 17 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 15 goals on 89 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 836 shots against him and he's given up 72 goals. He's made 764 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have 41 total points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They've scored 89 goals while giving up 98 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 20th respectively. They have had 91 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 25th in the league. The Ducks have given up 121 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 27 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.74% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 23rd in the league with a total of 33 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 98 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 103 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 22nd with a total of 94 goals scored while they've given up 106 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.21%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 14th overall in the NHL.
Anaheim is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 44.6%, as they've attempted 1,766 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,198 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 43.9% as they have 1,316 attempts while they have given up 1,681 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 1,041 face-off wins compared to 986 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That ranks them 10th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 756 hits and they have blocked 517 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Rangers are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 899 face-off wins compared to 937 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 20th in the league. On defense New York has 823 hits and they have blocked 509 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.6% as they've attempted 1,686 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,014 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.5% ranks 28th as they have 1,254 attempts while they have given up 1,505 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Ducks/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take New York -132
Josh's Pick: Take New York -132
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