Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers - 12/6/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+104) Rangers (-115)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (13-10-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Montreal Canadiens (12-10-6, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 6, 2019. The Canadiens open this contest at +104 while the Rangers are coming in at -115. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Canadiens are covering 38.5% of the time, having gone 10-16 SU. The Rangers are covering 50.0% of the time, going 13-13 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 10 losses, putting them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 91 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the East and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -6, putting them at 21st in the NHL. The Canadiens have compiled a total of 30 pts, which has them sitting at 19th in the NHL and 10th in the conference. in respect to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 984 which has them sitting at 2nd in the East and 4th in the NHL. As a group, Montreal has collected a total of 569 hits which has them averaging 20.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 301 blocks for the year. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has played 1,343 mins in goal for the season. Price is giving up an average of 3.13 goals against average which has him ranking 17th in the Eastern Conference and 40th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he has surrendered 70 goals. He has a save % of .899 which has him ranking 19th in the Eastern Conference.
The Montreal Canadiens had a good night with a 4 - 2 win over the New York Islanders the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canadiens had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 4 of the 40 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. Montreal ended up with 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 54 and the Corsi against at even strength was 39 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 58.1%. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, meaning they had a rate of 66.7%. They won 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 69.7% and they had a PDO of 98.2 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the New York Islanders earned a total of 23 shots. They finished with 2 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Rangers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 13 victories and 10 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the conference and 19th in the NHL with -2. They have a total of 84 goals for this season which puts them at 11th in the conference. New York has a team save percentage of .907 which currently has them ranked 14th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 4th in the East. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad season by allowing 3.21 goals against average and that places him 20th among Eastern Conference goalies and 44th in the NHL. In the 971 mins he's played this year, he has surrendered 52 goals. He has a save percentage of .910, which puts him at 11th among Eastern Conference goalies and 26th in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced the Vegas Golden Knights in a matchup where the Rangers took the loss by a mark of 4 - 1. In this game, New York wound up with a 46.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 44 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.0% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Golden Knights having earned a 40 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.9 and their percentage of oZS was 64.1%. The Rangers notched 1 goal out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Golden Knights had 2 power play chances and came through by scoring 2 goals. New York gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with a total of 12 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-115) and under the total goals
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