Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (6-1-2, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Rangers (3-4-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Rangers open this game at +122 while the Bruins are coming in at -135. The over/under is set at 6. The Bruins are covering 66.7% of the time, having gone 6-3 SU. New York covers 37.5% of the time, going 3-5 straight up.
The Boston Bruins come into this matchup with a record of 6 wins and 1 loss, which puts them at 2nd in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 26 goals which puts them at 10th in the conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 7th in the league. The Bruins have a total of 14 pts, which puts them at 5th in the league and 3rd in the conference. With reference to shots toward the net, they have a total of 299 which puts them at 11th in the East and 24th in the league. As a team, Boston has collected a total of 160 hits which has them averaging 17.8 per contest. They have a total of 82 blocks for this season. The man in net for Boston is Tuukka Rask from Caledonia, Ontario. He is 32 years old and has been on the ice a total of 304 mins in goal this season. Kinkaid is surrendering 1.77 goals per contest which puts him at 1st among Eastern Conference goalies and 2nd among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 9 goals. His save % is .944 which puts him at 1st among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Boston Bruins had a good night with a 4 - 2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their previous game. The Bruins had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In their game, they scored on 4 out of the 39 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Boston racked up a total of 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Bruins was 37 and the Corsi against at even strength was 23 giving them a Corsi percentage of 61.7%. Their Fenwick was 31 while the Fenwick against was 17, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 64.6%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 21 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 62.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.0 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs tallied a total of 30 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty mins and they had 4 power play opportunities.
The Rangers will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 3 victories and 4 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the East and 20th in the NHL with -2. They currently have a total of 25 goals for the season which has them at 13th in the East. New York has a team save % of .907 which has them ranked 12th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a rough season by giving up 3.25 goals per contest and that has him ranked 18th among East goalies and 35th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 295 mins he's been on the ice, he's allowed 16 goals. His save % is .912, which ranks him 10th among East goalies and 23rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Rangers notched a victory by a tally of 6 - 2. In this game, New York had a 40.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 33 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate was 50.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Sabres finishing with a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 120.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 45.3%. The Rangers scored 6 goals of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Sabres had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. New York allowed 33 shots on goal and the Sabres ended up with 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-135)
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