New York Rangers at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The New York Rangers travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +109 and the Avalanche at -120.
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New York has a record of 24-17-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-9-2-2. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 141 goals and given up 133 goals for a point differential of +8. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-22-0 and an over/under record of 25-19-0. Colorado has a record of 25-16-3 including 17-7-1-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 147 goals and surrendered 129 for a goal differential of +18. Their record against the spread is 25-19-0 while their over/under record is 25-18-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 24-22-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 25-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 25-19-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 25-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot is out indefinitely
01/18/18 RW Kevin Hayes Soreness is "?" Saturday vs Colorado
01/18/18 D Marc Staal Lower Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Colorado
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/27/17 D Tyson Barrie Hand IR (12/23)
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
01/18/18 C Tyson Jost Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs NY Rangers
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
01/03/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin IR (01/02)
Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,244 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 1,149 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Mats Zuccarello has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 8 goals this year with 93 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Kevin Shattenkirk averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 5 goals on 94 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the season.
Nathan MacKinnon has scored 57 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 22 goals this season with 148 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Jonathan Bernier has 12 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Avalanche. He has 613 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 562 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 16 goals on 103 shots. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have allowed 147 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% this year. That is 5th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.74% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 5th in the league. The Rangers has 53 total points this season, ranking 17th in the NHL in offense. They are 11th in the league with 141 goals while they've given up 133 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 143 power play opportunities and scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 6th with 147 goals scored while they are 19th in the NHL with 129 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.18%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 17th place in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 53 points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 37 power play goals on 176 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 10th. They've allowed 162 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 2nd overall.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.7% as they've tried 2,566 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,816 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 1,960 shots while they've given up 2,112 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the year. That puts them 15th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,368 face-off wins as opposed to 1,353 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 968 hits and they've blocked 704 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Avalanche are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 1,205 face-off wins compared to 1,485 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.8%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 792 hits and they have blocked 695 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Colorado is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've attempted 2,409 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,659 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.6% ranks 23rd as they have 1,785 attempts while they have given up 1,964 shots on the defensive end.
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