New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/16/2019
Game: New York Rangers vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+214) Panthers (-240)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (8-7-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) go to BB&T Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (9-5-5, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). The Rangers open this matchup at +214 while the Panthers are coming in at -240. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Rangers are covering 47.1% of the time, having gone 8-9 SU. The Panthers are covering 37.5% of the time, going 6-10 straight up.
The New York Rangers step onto the ice with a record of 8 victories and 7 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 57 goals which is good for 9th in the conference and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, which puts them at 20th in the league. The Rangers currently have a total of 18 pts, which is good for 24th in the league and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 494 which is good for 14th in the conference and 29th in the league. As a team, New York currently has a total of 265 hits which has them averaging 15.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 211 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 553 minutes in goal this year. Lundqvist is conceding 3.47 goals per contest which has him placed 21st in the East and 42nd among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's surrendered 32 goals. He holds a save percentage of .909 which has him placed 11th in the East.
The New York Rangers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 9 - 3 defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last game. The Rangers offense didn't overly impress in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 23 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. New York had a total of 55 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Rangers was 21 and the Corsi against was 31 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 40.4%. Their Fenwick was 16 and the Fenwick against was 25, telling us they have a rate of 39.0%. They took 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 38.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.7 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a total of 45 shots. They ended the game with 37 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 8 power play attempts.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 9 wins and 5 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL with -1. They have earned a total of 67 goals for the year which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Florida has a save % as a team of .883 which has them ranked 27th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.1% putting them at 8th in the conference. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a tough year by surrendering 3.57 goals against average and that has him 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 44th in the NHL among goalies. In the 858 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 51 goals. His save percentage is .880, which has him placed 24th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 46th in the NHL among goalies.
The Florida Panthers faced off against the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Panthers were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 4 - 3. In this game, Florida wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 40 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Jets ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 85.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Panthers converted 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. Florida allowed 30 shots on goal and the Jets earned 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+214)
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