Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers NHL Tips 11/27/2019
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-147) Rangers (+133)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (15-8-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) go to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday where they'll take on the New York Rangers (11-9-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division). The Hurricanes open this matchup at -147 while the Rangers are priced at +133. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Hurricanes are covering 60.9% of the time, having gone 14-9 SU. New York covers 50.0% of the time, going 11-11 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this matchup with a record of 15 victories and 8 defeats, which puts them at 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 82 goals which ranks them 4th in the East and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +14, which puts them at 4th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have compiled a total of 31 points, which ranks them 7th in the NHL and 4th in the conference. When talking about shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 810 which ranks them 4th in the conference and 7th in the NHL. As a team, Carolina currently has a total of 307 hits which has them averaging 12.8 per game. They have compiled a total of 212 blocks for this season. Looking after the net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has been on the ice a total of 934 minutes minding the goal for the season. Mrazek is allowing 2.63 GAA which puts him at 6th among East goalies and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's given up 41 goals. He holds a save % of .903 which puts him at 17th among East goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in their last game. The Hurricanes left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the win. In this outing, they netted 2 of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. Carolina had a total of 2 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 36 and the Corsi against was 27 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 57.1%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against sat at 19, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 57.8%. They took 22 face-off wins and lost 25 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 54.1% and they had a PDO of 104.8 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings earned 19 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play attempt.
The Rangers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 11 wins and 9 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 11th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the NHL with -3. They currently have a total of 74 goals for the season which ranks 9th in the conference. New York has a save % as a team of .903 which has them ranked 18th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.3% which is good for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a tough year by allowing 3.26 goals against average and that places him 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goalies. In the 791 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has given up 43 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910, which has him ranked 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 25th in the NHL among goalies.
The New York Rangers opposed the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a tally of 3 - 2. In this game, New York went home with a 50.5% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 46 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.4% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Wild having a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO of 101.1 and their oZS percentage was 56.2%. The Rangers converted 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Wild had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. New York conceded 28 shots on goal and the Wild racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+133)
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