New York Rangers vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 12/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: New York Rangers vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+197) Golden Knights (-220)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (15-11-5, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the New York Rangers (14-11-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -220 while the Rangers are priced at +197. The total has been set at 6.5. The Rangers cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 14-14 SU. Vegas covers 42.9% of the time, going 12-16 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 14 wins and 11 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 88 goals which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is -2, putting them at 19th in the league. The Rangers have a total of 31 pts, which puts them at 21st in the league and 10th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 809 which puts them at 15th in the East and 30th in the league. As a group, New York has collected a total of 445 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per game. They have a total of 323 blocks for the year. 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 971 minutes in net for the season. Lundqvist is giving up an average of 3.21 goals against average which places him at 21st in the Eastern Conference and 46th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has allowed 52 goals. He has a save percentage of .910 which places him at 13th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Rangers will need a bounce back game after taking a 2 - 1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in their previous contest. The Rangers had a below average offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 of the 30 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. New York had 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 46 and the Corsi against was 46 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 and the Fenwick against sat at 36, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.3%. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 52.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.4 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Montreal Canadiens earned 33 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they notched 1 power play chance.
The Golden Knights will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 15 wins and 11 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are sitting 9th in the conference and 16th in the league with +2. They currently have a total of 90 goals for this year which is 5th in the Western Conference. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .911 which has them ranked 10th in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are shooting 8.7% which puts them at 12th in the conference. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an ok year by allowing 2.54 GAA and that ranks him 9th in the West and 15th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,159 mins he's played, he's allowed 49 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .919, which has him placed 10th in the West and 16th among goalies in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights went up against the New York Islanders in a matchup where the Golden Knights took the defeat by a score of 3 - 2. For this outing, Vegas wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 while their opponent had a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Islanders having a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 99.2 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 56.9%. The Golden Knights scored 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Islanders had 2 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Vegas conceded 31 shots on goal and the Islanders earned 2 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (-220) and under the total goals
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