New York Rangers at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The New York Rangers head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Rangers at +149 and the Golden Knights at -165.
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New York has a record of 21-14-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-7-2-2. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 125 goals and surrendered 114 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 21-19-0 and an over/under record of 21-17-0. Vegas has a record of 28-10-2 including 17-2-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 141 goals and have given up 112 for a goal differential of +29. Their record against the spread is 28-12-0 while their over/under mark is 23-15-0.
Valuable New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 21-19-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 21-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 28-12-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 23-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Rangers Injuries
12/28/17 LW Chris Kreider Blood Clot is out indefinitely
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Undisclosed IR (01/04)
Kevin Shattenkirk has scored 23 total points this year for the Rangers. He has 5 goals this season with 87 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Mats Zuccarello averages 19 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 8 goals on 86 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 18 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Rangers. He has 1,078 shots against him and he's surrendered 84 goals. He's made 994 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
James Neal has 28 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 17 goals this year with 112 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 9 goals on 58 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 8 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 356 shots against him and he's given up 20 goals. He's made 336 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers have 47 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 125 goals while giving up 114 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 23rd respectively. They have had 132 power play chances and scored 25 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That is 17th in the league. The Rangers have given up 132 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.90% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 2nd in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 24 power play goals on 130 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 121 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 16th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 3rd with a total of 141 goals scored while they've given up 112 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.83%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've tried 2,242 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,433 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 1,707 shots while they've given up 1,824 attempts on defense. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That puts them 14th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,187 face-off wins as opposed to 1,178 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 820 hits and they've blocked 609 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Golden Knights are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 1,232 face-off wins compared to 1,253 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Vegas has 772 hits and they have blocked 643 shots from the opposition, which is 6th in the league. Vegas is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9% as they've attempted 2,420 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,334 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.7% ranks 10th as they have 1,810 attempts while they have given up 1,691 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New York +149 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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