New York Rangers at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The New York Rangers head to Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +122 and the Islanders at -135.
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The Rangers have a record of 27-25-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-15-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 166 goals and surrendered 175 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-30-0 and an over/under record of 31-24-0. The Islanders have a record of 27-25-6 including 15-10-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 194 goals and have given up 214 for a goal differential of -20. Their record against the spread is 27-31-0 while their over/under mark is 36-19-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 27-30-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 31-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 27-31-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 36-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/13/18 D Ryan McDonagh Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs NY Islanders
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 New York Islanders Injuries
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
02/13/18 LW Tanner Fritz Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs NY Rangers
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
J.T. Miller has scored 37 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 12 goals this season with 83 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 16.7 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 117 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 23 wins and 18 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,510 shots against him and he's surrendered 123 goals. He's made 1,387 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Josh Bailey has 61 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 14 goals this year with 97 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 47 assists on the year and averages 18 minutes played per contest. Anders Lee averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 29 goals on 144 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak has 17 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 1,340 shots against him and he's given up 122 goals. He's made 1,218 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 59 total points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They've scored 166 goals while giving up 175 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 7th respectively. They have had 178 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Rangers have given up 182 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 9.38% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 21st in the league with a total of 60 points this season. They have 40 power play goals on 185 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 171 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking 30th overall. As a team, the Islanders are 2nd with a total of 194 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.77%. As a unit they give up 36 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 28th overall in the NHL.
New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.1%, as they've attempted 3,118 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,502 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.6% as they have 2,389 attempts while they have given up 2,625 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 1,671 face-off wins compared to 1,655 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense New York has 1,217 hits and they have blocked 877 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Islanders are 31st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.8% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 1,709 face-off wins compared to 1,807 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense New York has 1,255 hits and they have blocked 882 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. New York is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47% as they've attempted 3,286 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,700 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.3% ranks 31st as they have 2,428 attempts while they have given up 2,818 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Islanders NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +122
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +122
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