Islanders vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/21/2020
Game: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-120) Rangers (+109)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (23-20-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) play the New York Islanders (28-15-5, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The Rangers open this contest at +109 while the Islanders are priced at -120. The over/under is set at 6. The Islanders cover 55.6% of the time, having gone 25-20 SU. The Rangers cover 48.9% of the time, going 23-24 straight up.
The New York Islanders head into this game holding a record of 28 wins and 15 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 136 goals which ranks 12th in the East and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +8, which is good for 12th in the NHL. The Islanders have earned a total of 61 pts, which ranks 6th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. In terms of shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,415 which ranks 14th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. As a group, New York has earned a total of 1,349 hits which means they are averaging 28.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 707 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played 1,716 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Varlamov is surrendering 2.59 goals against average which has him ranked 11th among East goaltenders and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 74 goals. He holds a save % of .915 which has him ranked 10th among East goaltenders.
The New York Islanders had a rough game after their 2 - 1 defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Islanders could have played much better offensively in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 27 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play chances but didn't net one. New York had a total of 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 51 and the Corsi against was 53 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 49.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 and the Fenwick against was 37, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.7%. They earned 21 face-off wins and lost 20 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 60.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.3 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes put up 32 shots. They had 6 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Rangers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 23 victories and 20 losses. Regarding goal differential, they rank 11th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the NHL with +3. They have compiled a total of 156 goals for this season which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save % of .906 which currently has them ranked 15th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 11.1% which puts them at 3rd in the conference. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a tough campaign by allowing 3.18 goals against average and that ranks him 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 55th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,416 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 75 goals. He has a save % of .907, which has him placed 17th among Eastern Conference goalies and 36th among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Rangers were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 2 - 1. In this matchup, New York went home with a 54.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 61 and their opponent having a Corsi of 52. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.3% with a Fenwick of 47 and the Blue Jackets earning a 38 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 96.3 and their percentage of oZS was 56.3%. The Rangers notched 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play attempt but were not able to notch a goal. New York gave up 31 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets racked up 0 minutes in the box.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+109) and under the total goals
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