New York Rangers at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The New York Rangers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +169 and the Stars at -188.
New York has a record of 25-22-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-13-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 155 goals and given up 160 goals for a point differential of -5. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-27-0 and an over/under record of 29-21-0. Dallas has a record of 30-19-4 including 18-8-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 165 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread is 30-23-0 while their over/under record is 29-23-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 25-27-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 29-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 30-23-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 29-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/03/18 LW Jimmy Vesey Upper Body left last game, is "?" Monday vs Dallas
02/03/18 D Marc Staal Upper Body left last game, is "?" Monday vs Dallas
02/03/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Concussion is out indefinitely
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
02/03/18 GO Ben Bishop Facial is "?" Monday vs NY Rangers
02/03/18 C Martin Hanzal Lower Body IR (01/20)
02/01/18 D Marc Methot Knee IR (01/05)
Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,356 shots against him and he's given up 111 goals. He's made 1,245 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Mats Zuccarello has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 8 goals this year with 104 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. J.T. Miller averages 16.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 76 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the season.
Tyler Seguin has scored 47 total points this year for the Stars. He has 25 goals this season with 211 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Ben Bishop has 21 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Stars. He has 1,149 shots against him and he's surrendered 95 goals. He's made 1,054 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Jamie Benn averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 152 shots. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have allowed 164 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 14th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.58% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 16th in the league. The Rangers has 55 total points this season, ranking 23rd in the NHL in offense. They are 12th in the league with 155 goals while they've given up 160 goals, which is 10th overall. They have had 160 power play opportunities and scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Stars are 6th with 165 goals scored while they are 25th in the NHL with 139 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.82%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 12th place in the league. The Stars have a total of 64 points this year, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 34 power play goals on 165 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 14th. They've allowed 182 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 13th overall.
New York is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.3%, as they've attempted 2,850 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,173 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 2,182 attempts while they have given up 2,383 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 1,536 face-off wins compared to 1,521 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense New York has 1,107 hits and they have blocked 790 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.4% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,775 face-off wins as opposed to 1,582 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 1,111 hits and they've blocked 800 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 10th in blocked shots. Dallas is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 51.4% as they've tried 3,118 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,952 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 6th in the NHL at 51.6%, as they have 2,293 shots while they've given up 2,152 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Stars NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -188
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -188
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