New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators Hockey Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (8-3-2, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the New York Rangers (4-5-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Rangers coming in at +183 and the Predators are at -204. The total opens at 6.5. The Rangers are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. The Predators are covering 61.5% of the time, going 8-5 straight up.
The New York Rangers come into the game holding a record of 4 victories and 5 defeats, which puts them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 33 goals which has them ranked at 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 20th in the league. The Rangers have compiled a total of 9 pts, which has them ranked at 25th in the league and 14th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 296 which has them ranked at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league. As a group, New York has collected a total of 151 hits which means they have an average of 15.1 per contest. They have compiled a total of 136 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has played 335 mins in goal this year. Lundqvist is giving up an average of 3.58 GAA which has him ranked 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 40th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's surrendered 20 goals. His save percentage is .906 which has him ranked 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last contest. The Rangers had a impressive offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 42 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those attempts. New York earned 9 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Rangers was 39 and the Corsi against was 47 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.7%. They won 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.3% and they had a PDO of 106.8 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned 30 shots. They had 13 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Predators will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 8 victories and 3 losses. in respect to goal differential, they currently sit 2nd in the Western Conference and 4th in the NHL with +14. They currently have a total of 53 goals for this season which is good for 1st in the West. Nashville has a team save % of .897 which has them sitting 20th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 12.1% putting them at 2nd in the Western Conference. In net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.19 goals against average and that ranks him 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goalies. In the 549 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 20 goals. He has a save % of .920, which ranks him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 13th in the NHL among goalies.
The Nashville Predators faced off against the Calgary Flames in a game where the Predators were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 6 - 5. In this game, Nashville had a 43.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 36 and their opponent having a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick rate was 49.2% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Flames ending the game with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville played and they looked good in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 85.5 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 37.4%. The Predators converted 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Flames had 3 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Nashville gave way to 27 shots on goal and the Flames had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-204)
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