New York Rangers at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The New York Rangers head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +180 and the Oilers at -201.
New York has a record of 28-30-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-18-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 183 goals and surrendered 206 goals for a point differential of -23. For the year they have an ATS mark of 28-36-0 and an over/under record of 34-28-0. Edmonton has a record of 27-33-4 including 13-16-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 181 goals and have given up 213 for a goal differential of -32. Their record against the spread is 27-37-0 while their over/under mark is 31-30-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 28-36-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 34-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 27-37-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 31-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
02/28/18 LW Matt Beleskey Acquired is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/28/18 D Chris Bigras Acquired is "?" Friday vs Calgary
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
02/10/18 GO Ondrej Pavelec Knee IR (02/08)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
01/18/18 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Ribs IR (01/13)
Pavel Buchnevich has scored 34 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 13 goals this season with 112 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 14.8 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 10 goals on 135 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 24 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,698 shots against him and he's surrendered 146 goals. He's made 1,552 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has 77 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 29 goals this year with 213 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 48 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Leon Draisaitl averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 154 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 58 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 22 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 1,529 shots against him and he's given up 148 goals. He's made 1,381 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 62 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 183 goals while giving up 206 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 7th respectively. They have had 192 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the league. The Rangers have given up 199 power play opportunities and surrendered 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.07% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 26th in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 23 power play goals on 161 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 31st in the NHL. They've given up 197 power play opportunities and surrendered 52 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 19th with a total of 181 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.34%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
New York is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.3%, as they've attempted 3,550 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,949 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.9% as they have 2,726 attempts while they have given up 2,966 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 24th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 1,875 face-off wins compared to 1,865 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense New York has 1,381 hits and they have blocked 983 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the year. That ranks them 5th and 25th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,916 face-off wins as opposed to 1,984 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,726 hits and they've blocked 1,021 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 4th in blocked shots. Edmonton is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've tried 4,008 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,757 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 6th in the NHL at 52.3%, as they have 2,999 shots while they've given up 2,736 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New York +180
Guy's Pick: Take New York +180
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