New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins Expert NHL Picks 11/29/2019
Game: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+218) Bruins (-245)
TD Garden is the site where Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (17-3-5, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will take on the New York Rangers (12-9-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Rangers coming in at +218 and the Bruins are at -245. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Rangers are covering 52.2% of the time, having gone 12-11 SU. The Bruins are covering 68.0% of the time, going 17-8 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 9 losses, which is good for 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 77 goals which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, which is good for 19th in the NHL. The Rangers have a total of 26 pts, which puts them at 22nd in the NHL and 12th in the conference. With regard to shots on goal, they have a total of 679 which puts them at 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. As a group, New York has collected a total of 381 hits which has them averaging 16.6 per game. They have a total of 283 blocks for the year. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 851 minutes protecting the goal for the campaign. Lundqvist is allowing 3.17 goals per game which places him at 19th in the Eastern Conference and 39th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 45 goals. His save percentage is .914 which places him at 6th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Rangers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Rangers had an average offensive outing in this victory. In this matchup, they netted 3 of the 25 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. New York ended up with 10 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Rangers was 34 and the Corsi against was 55 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 38.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 while the Fenwick against was 41, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 36 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 40.8% and they had a PDO of 108.4 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up 43 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Bruins will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 17 victories and 3 losses. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the East and 1st in the NHL with +35. They currently have a total of 93 goals for the year which ranks them 1st in the conference. Boston has a team save percentage of .928 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are shooting 11.9% putting them at 1st in the conference. In net for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.10 goals against average and that places him 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 970 mins he has played this season, he has surrendered 34 goals. He's earned a save % of .931, which has him placed 1st in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Boston Bruins played the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Bruins ended up with the victory by a mark of 2 - 1. In this matchup, Boston earned a 37.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 32 and the other team having a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 36.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 20 and the Senators ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Boston had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 110.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Bruins converted 2 goals of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Senators had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Boston gave up 34 shots on goal and the Senators ended up with a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-245)
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