Rangers vs Red Wings Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-125) Red Wings (+113)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (23-21-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) travel to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (12-35-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The line on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at -125 and the Red Wings are at +113. The over/under has been set at 5. The Rangers cover 47.9% of the time, having gone 23-25 SU. Detroit covers 22.0% of the time, going 11-39 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 23 wins and 21 losses, which is good for 7th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 158 goals which ranks 7th in the East and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 17th in the league. The Rangers have compiled a total of 50 points, which ranks 25th in the league and 13th in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 1,451 which ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the league. As a group, New York has earned a total of 959 hits which means they are averaging 20 per game. They have compiled a total of 584 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has played 1,416 minutes defending the goal for the year. Lundqvist is surrendering 3.18 goals per contest which ranks him 26th in the Eastern Conference and 55th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 75 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .907 which ranks him 18th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Rangers were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 defeat to the New York Islanders in their last contest. The Rangers had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In this matchup, they netted 2 of the 42 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those chances. New York ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 52 and the Corsi against was 33 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 61.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 and the Fenwick against was 23, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 64.1%. They earned 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.6% and they had a PDO of 85.7 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Islanders tallied 18 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty mins and they had 2 power play chances.
The Red Wings will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 12 wins and 35 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -90. They currently have a total of 108 goals for this year which ranks them 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a team save % of .881 which is good for 31st in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 7.6% which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a bad season by surrendering 4.12 GAA and that has him 33rd among Eastern Conference goalies and 67th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,195 mins he has been on the ice, he has allowed 82 goals. His save % is .883, which has him ranking 32nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 64th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings played the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Red Wings were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 4 - 2. In this game, Detroit went home with a 41.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 43 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 61. They had a Fenwick percentage of 37.5% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Wild finishing with a 50 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Detroit had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 92.2 and their oZS percentage was 33.5%. The Red Wings converted 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one and netted 1 out of those attempts. In discussing the opposition, the Wild had 1 power play chance but didn't tally a goal. Detroit gave up 33 shots on goal and the Wild racked up 4 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+113) and under the total goals
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