Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers NHL Point Spread Picks 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the site where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (3-5-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Lightning open this matchup at -180 while the Rangers are priced at +162. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Lightning cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 4-5 SU. New York is covering 33.3% of the time, going 3-6 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 3 losses, ranking them 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 33 goals which has them at 10th in the East and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 17th in the NHL. The Lightning currently have a total of 12 pts, which has them at 18th in the NHL and 9th in the East. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 314 which has them at 13th in the conference and 27th in the NHL. As a team, Tampa Bay has compiled a total of 192 hits which means they have an average of 19.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 97 blocks for the season. The goalie for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 421 mins defending the net for the season. Vasilevskiy is conceding 2.99 GAA which puts him at 13th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 21 goals. He's earned a save % of .907 which puts him at 14th in the Eastern Conference.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 defeat to the Nashville Predators their last time out. The Lightning could have played much better offensively in this loss. For this game, they finished 2 of the 30 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Tampa Bay earned a total of 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 36 and the Corsi against at even strength was 38 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 and the Fenwick against was 33, meaning they had a rate of 43.1%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 18 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 38.5% and they had a PDO of 101.4 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Nashville Predators put up 40 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty minutes and they had 5 power play chances.
The Rangers will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 3 wins and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the NHL with -5. They have earned a total of 29 goals for this year which has them ranked at 14th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save percentage of .898 which has them sitting 20th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.4% which puts them at 2nd in the conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a tough year by giving up 3.58 goals against average and that has him 21st in the East and 39th in the NHL. In the 335 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 20 goals. His save percentage is .906, which has him placed 16th in the East and 30th in the NHL.
The New York Rangers squared up with the Boston Bruins in a matchup where the Rangers took a loss by a final of 7 - 4. In their game, New York wound up with a 37.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 35 and their opponent having a Corsi of 59. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 36.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Bruins ending the game with a 45 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 95.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 39.6%. The Rangers notched 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this game and netted 1 out of those tries. Concerning their opponent, the Bruins had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. New York gave up 43 shots on goal and the Bruins ended up with a total of 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-180)
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