New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 11/22/2019
Game: New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-105) Senators (-115)
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Anders Nilsson and the Ottawa Senators (10-11-1, 6th in the Atlantic Division) will play the New York Rangers (9-8-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The Rangers open this matchup at -105 while the Senators are coming in at -115. The total has been set at 6. The Rangers cover 47.4% of the time, having gone 9-10 SU. The Senators cover 45.5% of the time, going 10-12 straight up.
The New York Rangers come into the game holding a record of 9 wins and 8 losses, which is good for 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 64 goals which puts them at 9th in the East and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -2, which is good for 19th in the NHL. The Rangers have a total of 20 pts, which puts them at 27th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they have a total of 558 which puts them at 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the NHL. As a unit, New York has racked up a total of 305 hits which has them averaging 16.1 per game. They have a total of 233 blocks for the year. The man in net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has played 670 minutes defending the goal this year. Lundqvist is conceding 3.31 goals against average which has him ranking 21st among East goaltenders and 39th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 37 goals. His save % is .910 which has him ranking 10th among East goaltenders.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 1 victory over the Washington Capitals in their previous contest. The Rangers had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. For this game, they converted 4 of the 31 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 2 goals out of those attempts. New York earned a total of 11 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Rangers was 32 and the Corsi against was 43 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.0%. They took 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 109.1 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 31 shots. They finished with 11 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Senators will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 10 wins and 11 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they rank 13th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL with -8. They currently have a total of 61 goals for this season which has them ranked at 10th in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has a team save % of .908 which currently has them ranked 11th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.4% which is good for 11th in the conference. In net for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.79 goals per game and that has him 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 22nd in the NHL. In the 603 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 28 goals. He has a save % of .924, which ranks him 3rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 7th in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators opposed the Montreal Canadiens in a game where the Senators notched a victory by a score of 2 - 1. For this outing, Ottawa went home with a 39.2% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 40 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 62. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens having earned a 45 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 109.5 and their oZS percentage was 40.6%. The Senators notched 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 1 power play attempt and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Ottawa allowed 36 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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