New York Rangers vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12/14/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: New York Rangers vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+127) Ducks (-140)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (13-15-4, 7th in the Pacific Division) will play the New York Rangers (16-12-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The Ducks open this matchup at -140 while the Rangers are coming in at +127. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Rangers are covering 51.6% of the time, having gone 16-15 SU. The Ducks are covering 38.7% of the time, going 12-19 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 16 wins and 12 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 100 goals which has them sitting at 10th in the conference and 13th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, which is good for 16th in the NHL. The Rangers have earned a total of 35 pts, which has them sitting at 20th in the NHL and 11th in the East. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 894 which has them sitting at 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. As a unit, New York has collected a total of 497 hits which has them averaging 16 per contest. They have earned a total of 353 blocks for the season. The goalie for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,028 mins defending the goal for the season. Lundqvist is surrendering 3.15 goals per contest which has him placed 26th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 53rd in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he's given up 54 goals. He holds a save percentage of .911 which has him placed 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New York Rangers had a good night with a 6 - 3 win over the San Jose Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Rangers had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In this game, they netted 6 out of the 30 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. New York had 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 25 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 60.9%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 19, which earned them a rate of 58.7%. They won 13 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 40.9% and they had a PDO of 108.4 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks tallied 18 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Ducks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 13 victories and 15 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the West and 24th in the league with -11. They have earned a total of 82 goals for this year which ranks 14th in the West. Anaheim has a team save % of .908 which is good for 15th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 8.7% which is good for 9th in the Western Conference. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an ok year by allowing 2.79 GAA and that ranks him 15th in the West and 31st in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,418 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 66 goals. He has a save % of .910, which has him placed 17th in the West and 34th in the NHL among goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks faced the Los Angeles Kings in a game where the Ducks were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 2 - 1. In this outing, Anaheim had a 58.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 and their opponent having a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 59.2% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Kings earning a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Anaheim had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO of 94.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.2%. The Ducks notched 1 goal out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Kings had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Anaheim gave way to 27 shots on goal and the Kings racked up a total of 11 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+127)
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