New York Rangers at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The New York Rangers travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +155 and the Panthers at -210.
New York has a record of 13-12-3 this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 80 goals and given up 88 goals for a point differential of -8. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-15-0 and an over/under record of 12-16-0. Florida has a record of 11-11-5 this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 89 goals and surrendered 96 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 11-15-0 while their over/under record is 12-12-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 13-15-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 12-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 11-15-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/03/18 RW Mats Zuccarello Groin is questionable
12/03/18 C Vladislav Namestnikov Concussion is questionable
11/23/18 LW Cody McLeod Hand is out indefinitely
11/12/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Thumb is OUT 4-6 weeks
11/04/18 D Adam McQuaid Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/18 D Fredrik Claesson Lower Body IR (10/23)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/06/18 C Denis Malgin Upper Body is questionable
11/15/18 C Micheal Haley Personal is out indefinitely
10/23/18 C Derek MacKenzie Shoulder is out indefinitely
Henrik Lundqvist has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 695 shots against him and he's given up 55 goals. He's made 640 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Chris Kreider has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 14 goals this year with 76 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 17.1 minutes played per game. Mika Zibanejad averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 8 goals on 91 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the season.
Aleksander Barkov has scored 26 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 10 goals this season with 75 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 23 minutes played per game. Roberto Luongo has 5 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Panthers. He has 303 shots against him and he's surrendered 27 goals. He's made 276 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Dadonov averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 13 goals on 83 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have allowed 86 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 18th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.89% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 12th in the league. The Rangers have 29 total points this season, ranking 21st in the NHL in offense. They are 21st in the league with 80 goals while they've given up 88 goals, which is 14th overall. They have had 85 power play opportunities and scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Panthers are 14th with 89 goals scored while they are 5th in the NHL with 96 goals allowed this year. They average 36 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.12%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 29th place in the league. The Panthers have a total of 27 points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 29 power play goals on 108 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks their power play unit 5th. They've allowed 87 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 24th overall.
New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46%, as they've attempted 1,486 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,744 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 45.7% as they have 1,098 attempts while they have given up 1,306 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 777 face-off wins compared to 819 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense New York has 708 hits and they have blocked 438 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Panthers are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 880 face-off wins compared to 880 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Florida has 569 hits and they have blocked 365 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Florida is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.8% as they've attempted 1,684 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,505 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.4% ranks 6th as they have 1,304 attempts while they have given up 1,140 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Florida -210
Guy's Pick: Take Florida -210
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