New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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The New York Rangers travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +193 and the Devils at -215.
New York has a record of 34-36-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-20-5-3. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 228 goals and given up 256 goals for a point differential of -28. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-45-0 and an over/under record of 42-33-0. New Jersey is 42-28-9 including 21-14-4-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 238 goals and surrendered 236 for a goal differential of +2. Their record against the spread is 42-37-0 while their over/under record is 40-37-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 34-45-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 42-33-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 42-37-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 40-37-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
03/13/18 D Tony DeAngelo Ankle is out indefinitely
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pavel Buchnevich has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 14 goals this year with 131 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 16 goals on 177 shots. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 26 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,952 shots against him and he's given up 164 goals. He's made 1,788 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has scored 89 total points this year for the Devils. He has 37 goals this season with 269 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Nico Hischier averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 19 goals on 174 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Keith Kinkaid has 24 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 1,158 shots against him and he's surrendered 103 goals. He's made 1,055 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 77 total points this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL. They are 18th in the league in goals scored with 228 while they've given up 256 goals, ranking them 4th overall. They have had 234 power play opportunities and have scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 239 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.26% for the season. They allow 35 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 Devils are 16th in the NHL with a total of 93 points this year. They have 51 power play goals on 245 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 14th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 252 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 11th in the NHL. As a team, the Devils are 13th in the league with 238 goals scored while they've given up 236 goals, which is 15th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.56%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 18th in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 46.8% as they've tried 4,364 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,959 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 30th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47% as they have 3,341 shots while they've given up 3,767 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the year. That puts them 14th and 13th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,306 face-off wins as opposed to 2,370 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 1,652 hits and they've blocked 1,192 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Devils are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 2,284 face-off wins compared to 2,584 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,784 hits and they have blocked 1,144 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. New Jersey is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've attempted 4,384 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,682 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 20th as they have 3,414 attempts while they have given up 3,538 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Devils NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -215
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey -215
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