Florida Panthers vs New York Rangers Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (7-6-1, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Florida Panthers (7-3-5, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 10, 2019. The Rangers open this game at +100 while the Panthers are coming in at -154. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Panthers cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 6-8 SU. New York covers 50.0% of the time, going 7-7 straight up.
The Florida Panthers head into this game with a record of 7 wins and 3 defeats, ranking them 4th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 54 goals which has them at 6th in the conference and 10th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 18th in the league. The Panthers have compiled a total of 19 pts, which has them at 14th in the league and 6th in the East. When talking about shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 523 which has them at 9th in the East and 15th in the league. As a group, Florida has compiled a total of 205 hits which means they are averaging 13.7 per contest. They have compiled a total of 144 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky from Ogdensburg, New York. He is 31 years old and has played 703 mins in net this season. Bobrovsky is giving up an average of 3.50 GAA which puts him at 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 41st in the NHL. So far this season, he's given up 41 goals. He has a save percentage of .878 which puts him at 26th in the Eastern Conference.
The Florida Panthers were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 4 loss to the Washington Capitals in their previous game. The Panthers had a impressive offensive outing in the defeat. In this outing, they finished 4 of the 36 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Florida had a total of 8 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Panthers was 41 and the Corsi against was 31 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.9%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 22, which means they earned a rate of 58.5%. They took 16 face-off wins and lost 23 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 44.0% and they had a PDO of 95.7 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 31 shots. They had a total of 10 minutes in the box and they earned 4 power play opportunities.
The Rangers are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 7 wins and 6 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the conference and 19th in the NHL with +1. They currently have a total of 46 goals for the season which is 12th in the East. New York has a team save % of .911 which has them sitting 11th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 11.2% which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.03 goals against average and that has him 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 455 minutes he's played this year, he's given up 23 goals. He holds a save percentage of .922, which has him sitting 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers squared up with the Carolina Hurricanes in an outing where the Rangers took home the win by a final score of 4 - 2. In their game, New York earned a 27.3% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 24 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 64. Their Fenwick rate came in at 29.2% with a Fenwick of 21 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 51 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 118.9 and they had an oZS percentage of 20.0%. The Rangers scored 4 goals of the 19 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing their opponent, the Hurricanes had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. New York gave up 47 shots on goal and the Hurricanes earned a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-154)
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