Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers NHL Game Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+100) Rangers (-110)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (10-9-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Minnesota Wild (9-11-3, 7th in the Central Division) at Madison Square Garden on Monday, November 25, 2019. The Rangers open this matchup at -110 while the Wild are coming in at +100. The O/U opens at 6. The Wild cover 39.1% of the time, having gone 9-14 SU. New York is covering 47.6% of the time, going 10-11 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild come into this matchup holding a record of 9 victories and 11 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 64 goals which has them sitting at 13th in the West and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is -13, ranking them 25th in the league. The Wild currently have a total of 21 points, which has them sitting at 28th in the league and 14th in the West. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 672 which has them sitting at 15th in the West and 27th in the league. As a group, Minnesota currently has a total of 313 hits which means they have an average of 13.6 per game. They currently have a total of 239 blocks for this season. Looking after the goal for Minnesota is Alex Stalock from St. Paul, Minnesota. He is 32 years old and has racked up 624 minutes in goal this year. Khudobin is giving up an average of 2.79 goals against average which has him placed 12th among West goalies and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has given up 29 goals. He has a save percentage of .908 which has him placed 16th among West goalies.
The Minnesota Wild had a rough game after their 5 - 4 loss against the Boston Bruins in their previous game. The Wild had a impressive offensive output in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 4 of the 36 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 7 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals out of those attempts. Minnesota ended up with a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Wild was 28 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 36.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 and the Fenwick against was 33, which earned them a rate of 42.1%. They earned 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 34.0% and they had a PDO of 95.1 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins earned 39 shots. They finished with a total of 16 penalty minutes and they had 3 power play opportunities.
The Rangers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 9 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 21st in the league with -4. They have a total of 71 goals for the season which has them at 9th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a save % as a team of .902 which currently has them ranked 19th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.4% which is good for 2nd in the conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.37 goals against average and that places him 20th among East goaltenders and 43rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 730 minutes he's played, he has allowed 41 goals. He has a save percentage of .909, which has him ranking 10th among East goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Rangers opposed the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Rangers notched a victory by a mark of 6 - 5. While out there on the ice, New York went home with a 36.8% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 35 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 60. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 39.7% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Canadiens having earned a 41 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 107.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 38.2%. The Rangers netted 6 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Canadiens had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. New York gave way to 43 shots on goal and the Canadiens earned 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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