Rangers vs Islanders Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/16/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+158) Islanders (-175)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (22-19-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (28-13-4, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division). The Rangers open this game at +158 while the Islanders are coming in at -175. The over/under opens at 6. The Rangers cover 48.9% of the time, having gone 22-23 SU. The Islanders cover 59.5% of the time, going 25-17 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 22 wins and 19 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 152 goals which is 7th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, which puts them at 16th in the NHL. The Rangers have compiled a total of 48 pts, which is 22nd in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. When looking at shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 1,349 which is 14th in the East and 29th in the NHL. As a team, New York has compiled a total of 894 hits which means they have an average of 19.9 per contest. They have compiled a total of 553 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has totaled 1,416 mins in goal for the season. Lundqvist is giving up 3.18 goals per contest which places him at 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 53rd among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has surrendered 75 goals. He holds a save % of .907 which places him at 17th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 2 win over the New York Islanders in their previous game. The Rangers had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In their game, they converted 6 out of the 36 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. New York earned a total of 50 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 58 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 44 while the Fenwick against was 38, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.7%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 37.9% and they had a PDO of 112.3 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Islanders earned a total of 34 shots. They finished with 38 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 28 victories and 13 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the conference and 12th in the league with +11. They currently have a total of 129 goals for the season which is good for 12th in the East. New York has a save % as a team of .917 which currently has them ranked 4th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% putting them at 9th in the conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average year by surrendering 2.48 GAA and that has him ranked 5th in the East and 11th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,598 minutes he has been on the ice, he has allowed 66 goals. His save percentage is .919, which ranks him 7th in the East and 15th in the NHL among goalies.
The New York Islanders opposed the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Islanders took home the victory by a final score of 8 - 2. For this game, New York earned a 36.4% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 32 and their opponent having a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate was 37.5% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Red Wings having earned a 45 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 127.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.4%. The Islanders notched 8 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Red Wings had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. New York gave way to 36 shots on goal and the Red Wings earned a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Islanders (-175)
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