New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The New York Rangers head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +113 and the Senators at -125.
New York has a record of 27-26-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-16-2-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 166 goals and surrendered 178 goals for a point differential of -12. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-31-0 and an over/under record of 31-25-0. Ottawa has a record of 20-27-9 including 13-11-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 150 goals and have given up 196 for a goal differential of -46. Their record against the spread is 20-36-0 while their over/under mark is 29-27-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 27-31-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 31-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 20-36-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 29-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot IR (12/27)
02/15/18 D Ryan McDonagh Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
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 IR (02/01)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
02/15/18 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle is "?" Saturday vs NY Rangers
02/07/18 LW Alexandre Burrows Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 03/02 vs Vegas)
02/04/18 RW Bobby Ryan Finger IR (02/01)
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%.
Mike Hoffman has 38 total points this season for the Senators. He has 15 goals this year with 178 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Erik Karlsson averages 26.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 5 goals on 132 attempts. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 15 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 1,235 shots against him and he's given up 120 goals. He's made 1,115 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
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 8th 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 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 29th in the league with a total of 47 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 169 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 162 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Senators are 28th with a total of 147 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 29th 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 24th 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 Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 14th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,733 face-off wins as opposed to 1,610 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,325 hits and they've blocked 924 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. Ottawa is ranked 30th in Corsi percentage with 47.2% as they've tried 3,103 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,466 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 47.4%, as they have 2,295 shots while they've given up 2,542 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Senators NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New York +113
Guy's Pick: Take New York +113
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