New York Rangers at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The New York Rangers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +153 and the Predators at -170.
New York has a record of 25-21-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-12-2-2. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 153 goals and given up 155 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-26-0 and an over/under record of 28-21-0. Nashville is 30-12-7 including 17-5-3-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 151 goals and surrendered 125 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread is 30-19-0 while their over/under record is 23-26-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 25-26-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 28-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 30-19-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 23-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/01/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Upper Body left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Nashville
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mats Zuccarello has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 8 goals this year with 103 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Pavel Buchnevich averages 14.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 13 goals on 98 shots. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,329 shots against him and he's given up 107 goals. He's made 1,222 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
P.K. Subban has scored 38 total points this year for the Predators. He has 12 goals this season with 114 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 24.1 minutes played per game. Kevin Fiala averages 15.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 117 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 25 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Predators. He has 1,122 shots against him and he's surrendered 81 goals. He's made 1,041 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 55 total points this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 153 while they've given up 155 goals, ranking them 10th overall. They have had 157 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 159 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.59% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 14th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 5th in the NHL with a total of 67 points this year. They have 42 power play goals on 172 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 2nd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 183 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Predators are 13th in the league with 151 goals scored while they've given up 125 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.98%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 1st in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 2,812 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,119 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48% as they have 2,158 shots while they've given up 2,339 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That puts them 14th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,507 face-off wins as opposed to 1,484 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,079 hits and they've blocked 780 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 11th in the league.
The Predators are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 1,616 face-off wins compared to 1,468 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,009 hits and they have blocked 729 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. Nashville is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.6% as they've attempted 2,827 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,874 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.8% ranks 16th as they have 2,125 attempts while they have given up 2,145 shots on the defensive end.
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