Vancouver Canucks vs New York Rangers NHL Parlay 10/20/2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (4-2-0, 5th in the Pacific Division) head to Madison Square Garden on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Rangers (2-3-0, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Canucks open this matchup at +118 while the Rangers are priced at -130. The O/U has been set at 6. The Canucks cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 2-2 SU. The Rangers cover 40.0% of the time, going 2-3 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this matchup with a record of 4 victories and 2 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 20 goals which has them sitting at 10th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, which puts them at 8th in the NHL. The Canucks currently have a total of 8 pts, which has them sitting at 18th in the NHL and 9th in the West. With regard to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 180 which has them sitting at 14th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a team, Vancouver has earned a total of 87 hits which means they have an average of 14.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 62 blocks for this year. The goaltender for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 242 mins protecting the net this season. Markstrom is conceding 2.23 goals per game which places him at 5th in the Western Conference and 8th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 9 goals. He has a save % of .926 which places him at 6th in the Western Conference.
The Vancouver Canucks had a good night with a 4 - 3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in their previous game. The Canucks had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In this game, they finished 4 of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Vancouver earned 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 33 and the Corsi against was 37 giving them a Corsi percentage of 47.1%. Their Fenwick was 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 27, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 51.8%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.4 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the St. Louis Blues put up 37 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty minutes and they earned 4 power play opportunities.
The Rangers will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 2 wins and 3 losses. With regard to goal differential, they sit 12th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL with -4. They currently have a total of 15 goals for the year which ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a save % as a team of .893 which has them sitting 20th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 10.6% putting them at 6th in the conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a rough year by giving up 3.73 goals per game and that places him 20th in the Eastern Conference and 38th in the NHL. In the 177 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 11 goals. His save percentage is .896, which has him ranked 19th in the Eastern Conference and 35th in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced off against the Washington Capitals in a game where the Rangers were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 5 - 2. In this outing, New York went home with a 41.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 and the other team having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Capitals finishing with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 93.1 and their oZS percentage was 37.2%. The Rangers scored 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those attempts. In discussing their opponent, the Capitals had 4 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals of those opportunities. New York allowed 34 shots on goal and the Capitals had 18 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-130) and under 2.5 total goals
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