New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 12/10/2018
Monday, December 10, 2018
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The New York Rangers head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, December 10, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +226 and the Lightning at -255.
New York has a record of 14-12-3 this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 85 goals and surrendered 92 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 14-15-0 and an over/under record of 13-16-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 23-7-1 this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 124 goals and given up 88 for a goal differential of +36. Their record against the spread is 23-8-0 while their over/under mark is 16-13-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 14-15-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 13-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 23-8-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 16-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/08/18 RW Mats Zuccarello Groin is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay
11/23/18 LW Cody McLeod Hand is out indefinitely
11/12/18 RW Pavel Buchnevich Thumb is OUT 4-6 weeks
11/04/18 D Adam McQuaid Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/18 D Fredrik Claesson Lower Body IR (10/23)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/08/18 LW Adam Erne Illness is questionable Monday vs NY Rangers
11/29/18 D Anton Stralman Upper Body is out indefinitely
11/15/18 GO Andrei Vasilevskiy Foot is out indefinitely
Chris Kreider has scored 22 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 14 goals this season with 78 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Mika Zibanejad averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 9 goals on 92 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 10 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 726 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 667 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has 44 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 12 goals this year with 81 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 21 goals on 84 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the year. Louis Domingue has 13 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 533 shots against him and he's given up 50 goals. He's made 483 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 31 total points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They've scored 85 goals while giving up 92 scores, which has them ranked 20th and 11th respectively. They have had 86 power play chances and scored 16 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the league. The Rangers have given up 90 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 24th when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.18% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the league with a total of 47 points this season. They have 31 power play goals on 107 chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 2nd in the NHL. They've given up 105 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Lightning are 1st with a total of 124 goals scored while they've given up 88 goals this season, ranking 17th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.11%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46%, as they've attempted 1,536 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,802 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 45.7% as they have 1,133 attempts while they have given up 1,348 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time, which is 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. That is 6th overall in the NHL. They have 808 face-off wins compared to 848 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense New York has 734 hits and they have blocked 454 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Lightning are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have 932 face-off wins compared to 920 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 765 hits and they have blocked 419 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Tampa Bay is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've attempted 1,849 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,729 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.7% ranks 9th as they have 1,403 attempts while they have given up 1,310 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Lightning NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -255
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -255
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