Calgary Flames at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Calgary Flames head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Flames at -125 and the Rangers at +113.
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Calgary has a record of 27-18-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 14-5-5-4. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 150 goals and surrendered 151 goals for a point differential of -1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-26-0 and an over/under record of 24-28-0. New York has a record of 25-24-5 including 17-10-3-2 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 157 goals and have given up 168 for a goal differential of -11. Their record against the spread is 25-29-0 while their over/under mark is 30-22-0.
Valuable Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 27-26-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 24-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 25-29-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 30-22-0 against the over/under this season
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/08/18 LW Jimmy Vesey Concussion is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/08/18 D Marc Staal Neck is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/03/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Concussion is out indefinitely
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Sean Monahan has scored 47 total points this year for the Flames. He has 25 goals this season with 143 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 22 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 16 goals on 149 attempts. He has 45 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year. Mike Smith has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Flames. He has 1,416 shots against him and he's surrendered 110 goals. He's made 1,306 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
J.T. Miller has 35 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this year with 79 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 16.6 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 8 goals on 109 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,413 shots against him and he's given up 117 goals. He's made 1,296 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have 62 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 150 goals while giving up 151 scores, which has them ranked 21st and 19th respectively. They have had 178 power play chances and scored 30 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the league. The Flames have given up 174 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 18th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.63% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 23rd in the league with a total of 55 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 165 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 171 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 14th with a total of 157 goals scored while they've given up 168 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.39%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52%, as they've attempted 3,407 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,151 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.8% as they have 2,501 attempts while they have given up 2,419 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.2% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 1,637 face-off wins compared to 1,661 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 976 hits and they have blocked 732 shots from the opposition, putting them 25th overall.
The Rangers are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 1,588 face-off wins compared to 1,569 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 18th in the league. On defense New York has 1,159 hits and they have blocked 829 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1% as they've attempted 2,949 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,317 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.5% ranks 26th as they have 2,254 attempts while they have given up 2,488 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Flames/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Calgary -125
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary -125
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