Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers Expert NHL Picks 11/6/2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (5-6-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Detroit Red Wings (4-11-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) on Wednesday. The Red Wings open this game at +136 while the Rangers are coming in at -150. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Red Wings cover 25% of the time, having gone 4-12 SU. The Rangers cover 41.7% of the time, going 5-7 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 11 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 34 goals which ranks them 15th in the conference and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -29, ranking them 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 9 pts, which ranks them 28th in the league and 15th in the East. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 484 which ranks them 4th in the conference and 9th in the league. As a unit, Detroit currently has a total of 216 hits which means they are averaging 13.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 171 blocks for the season. The man in net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 469 minutes in net for the campaign. Howard is surrendering 3.96 GAA which ranks him 24th in the East and 45th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has surrendered 31 goals. He's earned a save % of .889 which ranks him 20th in the East.
The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6 - 1 loss to the Nashville Predators in their previous contest. The Red Wings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For this matchup, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 24 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Detroit ended up with a total of 13 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 29 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.9%. Their Fenwick was 21 and the Fenwick against was 25, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.7%. They took 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 80.9 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Nashville Predators earned 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 11 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play attempts.
The Rangers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 5 wins and 6 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the league with -5. They have earned a total of 37 goals for the season which is 13th in the conference. New York has a team save percentage of .901 which currently has them ranked 19th in the league, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% ranking them 9th in the conference. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a rough year by giving up 3.58 goals per game and that places him 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 38th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 335 mins he's played this year, he has given up 20 goals. He holds a save % of .906, which ranks him 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 27th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers faced the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Rangers went home in defeat by a final of 6 - 2. In their game, New York went home with a 53.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 38 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.2% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Senators earning a 29 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO at even strength was 84.2 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 68.1%. The Rangers notched 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Senators had 6 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. New York gave up 30 shots on goal and the Senators had 22 penalty mins.
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Guy's Pick: Take New York (-150)
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