Rangers vs Blues Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/11/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+235) Blues (-275)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (21-18-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Enterprise Center on Saturday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (28-10-7, 1st in the Central Division). The odds on this game have the Rangers coming in at +235 and the Blues are at -275. The O/U opens at 6. The Rangers cover 48.8% of the time, having gone 21-22 SU. St. Louis is covering 62.2% of the time, going 28-17 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this matchup with a record of 21 wins and 18 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 144 goals which is 7th in the conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 17th in the NHL. The Rangers have compiled a total of 46 pts, which is 21st in the NHL and 11th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,290 which is 13th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a team, New York has earned a total of 851 hits which has them averaging 19.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 525 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,356 mins defending the net for the season. Lundqvist is surrendering an average of 3.10 goals against average which has him ranked 21st among East goalies and 47th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has given up 70 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910 which has him ranked 12th among East goalies.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6 - 3 victory against the New Jersey Devils their last time out. The Rangers had a solid offensive outing in the victory. In this matchup, they finished 6 out of the 37 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals out of those tries. New York earned 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 63 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 47.1%. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick against was 47, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 47.2%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 46.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 108.1 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New Jersey Devils tallied 49 shots. They finished with 12 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the year they sit with 28 victories and 10 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the West and 6th in the league with +24. They have compiled a total of 143 goals for the season which ranks 4th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a save percentage as a team of .914 which is good for 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which is good for 2nd in the Western Conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an ok year by allowing 2.49 goals per contest and that places him 6th among Western Conference goalies and 13th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,882 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 78 goals. He holds a save % of .917, which ranks him 11th among Western Conference goalies and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues opposed the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Blues got the victory by a final score of 5 - 1. For this game, St. Louis wound up with a 56.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 42 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 33. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.2% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Sabres ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO was 108.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.5%. The Blues scored 5 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing and were able to notch 1 on that chance. Concerning their opponent, the Sabres had 1 power play chance but were not able to take advantage. St. Louis allowed 19 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+235)
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