New York Rangers at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 2/13/2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The New York Rangers head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +171 and the Wild at -190.
New York has a record of 27-24-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-14-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 164 goals and surrendered 172 goals for a point differential of -8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-29-0 and an over/under record of 31-23-0. Minnesota has a record of 30-19-6 including 19-4-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 165 goals and have given up 156 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 30-25-0 while their over/under mark is 29-24-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 27-29-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 31-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 30-25-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 29-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/12/18 D Ryan McDonagh Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Minnesota
02/10/18 GO Ondrej Pavelec Knee IR (02/08)
02/09/18 D Marc Staal Neck IR (02/03)
02/03/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Concussion is out indefinitely
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/07/18 D Jonas Brodin Upper Body is out indefinitely
J.T. Miller has scored 37 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this season with 82 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 16.6 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 9 goals on 116 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 23 wins and 17 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,481 shots against him and he's surrendered 120 goals. He's made 1,361 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jason Zucker has 40 total points this season for the Wild. He has 22 goals this year with 138 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 24 goals on 147 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 22 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,152 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 1,059 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 59 total points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They've scored 164 goals while giving up 172 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 8th respectively. They have had 174 power play chances and scored 35 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 15th in the league. The Rangers have given up 181 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 10th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.45% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 12th in the league with a total of 66 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 167 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 9th in the NHL. They've given up 197 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Wild are 13th with a total of 165 goals scored while they've given up 156 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47%, as they've attempted 3,061 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,458 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.5% as they have 2,346 attempts while they have given up 2,591 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 1,649 face-off wins compared to 1,623 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense New York has 1,200 hits and they have blocked 867 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,643 face-off wins as opposed to 1,651 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 938 hits and they've blocked 873 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 45.9% as they've tried 2,864 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,371 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 46.9%, as they have 2,205 shots while they've given up 2,498 attempts on defense.
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