New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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The New York Rangers travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +109 and the Kings at -120.
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. Los Angeles is 24-17-5 including 11-9-3-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 131 goals and surrendered 112 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 24-22-0 while their over/under record is 19-24-0.
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 Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 24-22-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 19-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
01/19/18 RW Kevin Hayes Soreness is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Colorado
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (12/18)
01/18/18 D Marc Staal Lower Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Colorado & Sunday vs Los Angeles
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
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. 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%.
Dustin Brown has scored 32 total points this year for the Kings. He has 15 goals this season with 112 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averages 21.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 18 goals on 105 shots. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 19 wins and 16 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 1,120 shots against him and he's surrendered 85 goals. He's made 1,035 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 53 total points this season, which ranks them 18th in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 141 while they've given up 133 goals, ranking them 15th overall. They have had 143 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 147 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 5th in the league when short-handed. 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%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 16th in the NHL with a total of 53 points this year. They have 22 power play goals on 131 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 22nd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 154 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. That is 1st in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 19th in the league with 131 goals scored while they've given up 112 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.29%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 1st in the NHL.
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 Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season, which is 16th in the NHL. They have 1,367 face-off wins compared to 1,390 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,178 hits and they have blocked 640 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Los Angeles is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've attempted 2,661 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,699 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 18th as they have 1,987 attempts while they have given up 2,059 shots on the defensive end.
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