New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Point Spread Picks 11/14/2019
Game: New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+155) Lightning (-250)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (8-6-2, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Amalie Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (8-5-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division). The Lightning open this game at -250 while the Rangers are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Rangers cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 8-8 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 50.0% of the time, going 7-7 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 8 victories and 6 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 54 goals which is good for 8th in the East and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is +2, which puts them at 16th in the league. The Rangers currently have a total of 18 pts, which is good for 22nd in the league and 12th in the East. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 471 which is good for 14th in the conference and 29th in the league. As a team, New York has a total of 248 hits which means they have an average of 15.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 205 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 520 minutes defending the net this season. Lundqvist is giving up an average of 3.23 goals per contest which has him placed 19th in the East and 36th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has given up 28 goals. He's earned a save % of .915 which has him placed 10th in the East.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last contest. The Rangers had a middle of the road offensive output in this win. In this game, they netted 3 out of the 27 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. New York earned a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 38 and the Corsi against at even strength was 47 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 44.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 while the Fenwick against was 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 44.1%. They took 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 109.8 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins tallied 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they had 3 power play attempts.
The Lightning are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 8 victories and 5 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the East and 18th in the NHL with -1. They currently have a total of 51 goals for the season which has them ranked at 10th in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a save percentage as a team of .900 which has them ranked 21st in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.7% ranking them 5th in the conference. In goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a bad year by giving up 3.01 goals per game and that ranks him 14th among East goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 598 mins he's played this season, he has allowed 30 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .905, which puts him at 15th among East goaltenders and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning opposed the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Lightning took home the win by a final score of 5 - 3. For this outing, Tampa Bay earned a 40.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 32 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate was 44.6% by earning a Fenwick of 29 and the Sabres earning a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 105.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 57.4%. The Lightning converted 5 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Sabres had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Tampa Bay gave up 43 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up a total of 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+155)
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