Islanders vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/13/2020
Game: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-121) Rangers (+110)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (27-12-4, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll take on the New York Rangers (21-19-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Rangers open this game at +110 while the Islanders are priced at -121. The O/U opens at 6. The Islanders are covering 60.0% of the time, having gone 24-16 SU. New York covers 47.7% of the time, going 21-23 straight up.
The New York Islanders come into the game with a record of 27 victories and 12 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 119 goals which ranks them 14th in the Eastern Conference and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 11th in the NHL. The Islanders have earned a total of 58 pts, which ranks them 6th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. in respect to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,259 which ranks them 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. As a unit, New York has obtained a total of 1,214 hits which means they have an average of 28.2 per contest. They have earned a total of 635 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,548 mins minding the net for the year. Varlamov is giving up an average of 2.33 goals against average which places him at 5th among East goaltenders and 8th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he has given up 60 goals. He holds a save % of .923 which places him at 4th among East goaltenders.
The New York Islanders will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 2 defeat to the Boston Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. For this outing, they converted 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but didn't get a goal. New York racked up 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 66 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 54.1%. Their Fenwick was 50 while the Fenwick against was 40, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.6%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 20 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 98.4 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 33 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Rangers will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 21 victories and 19 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the Eastern Conference and 19th in the NHL with -1. They have a total of 146 goals for the season which ranks them 8th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .904 which has them ranked 16th in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.18 GAA and that has him 25th among East goaltenders and 52nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,416 mins he's been on the ice, he has surrendered 75 goals. His save percentage is .907, which places him at 17th among East goaltenders and 35th among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced off against the St. Louis Blues in an outing where the Rangers ended up losing by a final of 5 - 2. For this outing, New York had a 40.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 32 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Blues earning a 38 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 93.9 and their percentage of oZS was 54.5%. The Rangers notched 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Blues had 4 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. New York conceded 29 shots on goal and the Blues racked up 18 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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