Vegas Golden Knights vs. New York Rangers - 12/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+113) Rangers (-125)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (13-9-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Vegas Golden Knights (13-11-4, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Madison Square Garden on Monday, December 2, 2019. The Golden Knights open this matchup at +113 while the Rangers are priced at -125. The total opens at 6. The Golden Knights cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 10-15 SU. New York is covering 52.0% of the time, going 13-12 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this matchup with a record of 13 victories and 11 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 80 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the Western Conference and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 19th in the league. The Golden Knights have compiled a total of 30 points, which has them sitting at 16th in the league and 8th in the conference. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 942 which has them sitting at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. As a group, Vegas currently has a total of 624 hits which means they are averaging 22.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 266 blocks for the season. The man in net for Vegas is Malcolm Subban from Toronto, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 447 mins minding the net this season. Subban is conceding an average of 3.09 GAA which has him ranking 21st among West goaltenders and 38th among goalies in the NHL. So far this year, he's allowed 23 goals. He's earned a save % of .901 which has him ranking 18th among West goaltenders.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive outing in this victory. For this game, they converted 2 of the 38 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Vegas earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 39 and the Corsi against was 41 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 48.8%. Their Fenwick was 27 while the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a rate of 46.6%. They won 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 49.5% and they had a PDO of 95.8 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Arizona Coyotes racked up 36 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they tallied 1 power play opportunity.
The Rangers will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 13 wins and 9 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the NHL with +1. They currently have a total of 83 goals for the year which is 9th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .908 which currently has them sitting 13th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.4% putting them at 3rd in the conference. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad season by giving up 3.16 GAA and that has him 19th among Eastern Conference goalies and 41st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 912 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 48 goals. He holds a save percentage of .912, which has him sitting 9th among Eastern Conference goalies and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers went up against the New Jersey Devils in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a mark of 4 - 0. In this matchup, New York had a 42.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 22 and their opponent having a Corsi of 30. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by notching a Fenwick of 20 and the Devils having earned a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 108.3 and their percentage of oZS was 60.5%. The Rangers converted 4 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this game and converted 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Devils had 8 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. New York gave up 33 shots on goal and the Devils had 13 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (+113)
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