New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 1/14/2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
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The New York Rangers travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at +100 and the Penguins at -110.
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New York has a record of 22-16-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-8-2-2. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 130 goals and given up 124 goals for a point differential of +6. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-20-0 and an over/under record of 21-19-0. Pittsburgh is 23-19-3 including 14-7-1-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of -9. Their record against the spread is 22-22-0 while their over/under record is 22-20-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 22-20-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 21-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-22-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-20-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot is out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/29/17 RW Bryan Rust Upper Body IR (12/27)
01/13/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs NY Rangers
01/12/18 GO Matt Murray Personal is out indefinitely
01/04/18 RW Carter Rowney Upper Body is out indefinitely
Kevin Shattenkirk has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 5 goals this year with 89 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 8 goals on 87 shots. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 19 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,117 shots against him and he's given up 85 goals. He's made 1,032 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Phil Kessel has scored 47 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 18 goals this season with 157 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.8 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 15 goals on 123 shots. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 15 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Penguins. He has 847 shots against him and he's surrendered 82 goals. He's made 765 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 49 total points this season, which ranks them 16th in the NHL. They are 14th in the league in goals scored with 128 while they've given up 117 goals, ranking them 25th overall. They have had 135 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the NHL. The Rangers have allowed 135 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.72% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins are 21st in the NHL with a total of 47 points this year. They have 41 power play goals on 154 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks them 1st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 153 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 11th in the NHL. As a team, the Penguins are 18th in the league with 126 goals scored while they've given up 138 goals, which is 8th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.32%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 25th in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've tried 2,346 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,564 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 26th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.3% as they have 1,788 shots while they've given up 1,917 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the year. That puts them 14th and 17th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,249 face-off wins as opposed to 1,229 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 853 hits and they've blocked 647 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Penguins are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 1,410 face-off wins compared to 1,359 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 12th in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,057 hits and they have blocked 651 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Pittsburgh is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52% as they've attempted 2,681 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,472 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53% ranks 3rd as they have 2,054 attempts while they have given up 1,821 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -110
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -110
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