New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+100) Kings (-110)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (15-11-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Staples Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (11-18-2, 8th in the Pacific Division). The odds on this contest have the Rangers coming in at +100 and the Kings are at -110. The total opens at 6. The Rangers cover 51.7% of the time, having gone 15-14 SU. Los Angeles is covering 35.5% of the time, going 11-20 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 15 wins and 11 losses, ranking them 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 93 goals which ranks them 11th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 16th in the NHL. The Rangers have compiled a total of 33 points, which ranks them 18th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 834 which ranks them 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL. As a team, New York has compiled a total of 471 hits which means they are averaging 16.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 339 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 played 971 mins minding the net for the season. Lundqvist is giving up an average of 3.21 GAA which ranks him 21st among East goaltenders and 44th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he has allowed 52 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910 which ranks him 12th among East goaltenders.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 0 win against the Vegas Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Rangers had a impressive offensive output in the win. In their game, they netted 5 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals out of those tries. New York had a total of 13 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 25 and the Corsi against was 48 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 34.2%. Their Fenwick was 20 and the Fenwick against was 32, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 38.5%. They took 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.0% and they had a PDO of 120.0 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights racked up 38 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 15 penalty mins and they had 4 power play chances.
The Kings will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 11 victories and 18 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 15th in the conference and 29th in the league with -25. They have earned a total of 77 goals for the year which ranks 15th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles has a team save % of .881 which has them sitting 30th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.2% which is good for 15th in the West. In net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick who is having a rough season by allowing 3.23 goals against average and that has him ranked 24th among Western Conference goalies and 45th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,187 mins he has played, he has allowed 64 goals. He's earned a save % of .884, which places him at 28th among Western Conference goalies and 53rd in the NHL among goalies.
The Los Angeles Kings squared up with the Calgary Flames in a game where the Kings went home in defeat by a tally of 4 - 3. In this game, Los Angeles wound up with a 58.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 31. They had a Fenwick percentage of 60.3% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Flames ending the game with a 23 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO at even strength was 87.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 72.9%. The Kings converted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and were able to net 2 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 4 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. Los Angeles conceded 30 shots on goal and the Flames had 21 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-110)
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