New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+125) Hurricanes (-145)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) host the New York Rangers (37-28-5, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The Hurricanes open this game at -145 while the Rangers are coming in at +125. The over/under has been set at 6. The Rangers are covering 52.2% of the time, having gone 36-33 SU. Carolina covers 52.4% of the time, going 33-30 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 37 victories and 28 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 233 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the East and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, which puts them at 11th in the NHL. The Rangers have earned a total of 79 pts, which has them ranked at 16th in the NHL and 10th in the East. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,175 which has them ranked at 10th in the conference and 19th in the NHL. As a group, New York currently has a total of 1,416 hits which has them averaging 20.2 per game. They have earned a total of 896 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for New York is Igor Shesterkin from Moscow, Russia. He is 24 years old and has been on the ice a total of 692 mins protecting the goal this year. Elliot is surrendering 2.52 goals per game which has him sitting 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 12th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he has allowed 29 goals. He has a save % of .932 which has him sitting 2nd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The New York Rangers had a rough game after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Colorado Avalanche in their last contest. The Rangers could have played much better offensively in the loss. For this matchup, they netted 2 of the 32 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. New York racked up a total of 12 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 43 and the Corsi against was 42 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 28, which earned them a rate of 50.9%. They earned 20 face-off wins and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 65.1% and they had a PDO of 104.2 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche earned 28 shots. They had a total of 10 minutes in the box and they had 5 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 38 victories and 25 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the East and 8th in the NHL with +24. They currently have a total of 217 goals for the season which is good for 9th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a save % as a team of .903 which has them ranked 17th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.6% which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.69 GAA and that has him 13th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL. In the 2,321 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 104 goals. He holds a save percentage of .905, which has him ranked 22nd among East goalies and 44th in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes played the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Hurricanes got the win by a tally of 5 - 2. While out there on the ice, Carolina earned a 57.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 38 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 28. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.7% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Red Wings having earned a 22 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 92.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 39.5%. The Hurricanes netted 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 3 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Red Wings had 5 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Carolina gave up 25 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with a total of 24 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+125)
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