New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+120) Devils (-133)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (12-9-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Prudential Center on Saturday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (9-11-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The Devils open this matchup at -133 while the Rangers are coming in at +120. The total has been set at 6.5. The Rangers cover 52.2% of the time, having gone 12-11 SU. New Jersey is covering 34.8% of the time, going 8-15 straight up.
The New York Rangers come into this matchup with a record of 12 wins and 9 losses, ranking them 6th in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 77 goals which has them at 9th in the conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, ranking them 19th in the league. The Rangers currently have a total of 26 pts, which has them at 22nd in the league and 12th in the Eastern Conference. When looking at shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 679 which has them at 15th in the conference and 30th in the league. As a group, New York has compiled a total of 381 hits which has them averaging 16.6 per game. They currently have a total of 283 blocks for this 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 851 minutes minding the net this season. Lundqvist is giving up an average of 3.17 goals per contest which has him placed 18th in the Eastern Conference and 38th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has surrendered 45 goals. He has a save % of .914 which has him placed 6th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Rangers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in their last contest. The Rangers had an average offensive output in this victory. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 of the 25 shots they looked to score on. They also had 5 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. New York had 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 34 and the Corsi against was 55 giving them a Corsi percentage of 38.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 41, meaning they had a rate of 39.7%. They earned 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 36 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 40.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.4 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes put up 43 shots. They finished with a total of 10 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
The Devils will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 9 victories and 11 losses. When talking about goal differential, they sit 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL with -19. They currently have a total of 64 goals for the year which is good for 14th in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey has a team save % of .888 which currently has them ranked 26th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 8.9% which is good for 12th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having a tough year by giving up 3.13 goals per contest and that has him 17th in the Eastern Conference and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 978 minutes he has played, he has allowed 51 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .900, which places him at 19th in the Eastern Conference and 36th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils squared up with the Montreal Canadiens in an outing where the Devils earned a win by a score of 6 - 4. In this matchup, New Jersey earned a 35.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 40 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 73. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 37.2% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Canadiens finishing with a 54 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New Jersey had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO of 114.2 and their percentage of oZS was 45.5%. The Devils notched 6 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. On the other side of the ice, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. New Jersey gave way to 48 shots on goal and the Canadiens ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+120)
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