Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers - 12/16/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-136) Rangers (+123)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (16-12-4, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Nashville Predators (14-12-5, 6th in the Central Division) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Predators priced at -136 and the Rangers are at +123. The total is set at 6. The Predators cover 43.3% of the time, having gone 13-17 SU. New York covers 50.0% of the time, going 16-16 straight up.
The Nashville Predators come into this matchup holding a record of 14 wins and 12 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 101 goals which puts them at 5th in the West and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 17th in the NHL. The Predators have compiled a total of 33 pts, which puts them at 24th in the NHL and 12th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,060 which puts them at 6th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. As a unit, Nashville has racked up a total of 481 hits which means they have an average of 15.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 353 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has totaled 1,004 mins protecting the goal for the campaign. Rinne is surrendering 2.99 goals per contest which ranks him 19th among West goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's given up 50 goals. His save percentage is .893 which ranks him 27th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 1 loss to the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Predators could have played much better offensively in the loss. In this matchup, they finished 1 of the 38 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Nashville had a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 67 and the Corsi against was 26 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 72.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 47 while the Fenwick against sat at 20, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 70.1%. They earned 31 face-off wins and lost 23 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 76.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 83.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Dallas Stars tallied 22 shots. They finished with 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Rangers will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 16 victories and 12 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they are currently ranked 9th in the East and 15th in the league with +4. They currently have a total of 103 goals for the year which has them at 10th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .912 which currently has them ranked 9th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 11.1% which is good for 2nd in the East. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.13 goals per contest and that places him 25th among Eastern Conference goalies and 52nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,093 minutes he's played, he has surrendered 57 goals. His save percentage is .912, which has him sitting 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 31st among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Rangers squared up with the Anaheim Ducks in a game where the Rangers ended up losing by a score of 4 - 3. In their game, New York wound up with a 47.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 49 and the other team having a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick rate was 47.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Ducks ending the game with a 46 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 106.6 and they earned an oZS percentage of 28.6%. The Rangers netted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Ducks had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. New York conceded 42 shots on goal and the Ducks had a total of 6 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+123) and under the total goals
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