Rangers vs Wild Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: New York Rangers vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+120) Wild (-133)
Xcel Energy Center is the venue where Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (27-23-6, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the New York Rangers (28-23-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) on Thursday. The Wild open this game at -133 while the Rangers are priced at +120. The total opens at 6. The Rangers cover 50.9% of the time, having gone 28-27 SU. The Wild cover 47.3% of the time, going 26-29 straight up.
The New York Rangers head into this game holding a record of 28 victories and 23 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 181 goals which is good for 6th in the East and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 14th in the league. The Rangers have earned a total of 60 pts, which is good for 21st in the league and 12th in the East. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,704 which is good for 12th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a team, New York has earned a total of 1,112 hits which means they are averaging 20.2 per contest. They have earned a total of 681 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist from Fussen, West Germany. He is 37 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,522 mins protecting the net for the year. Lundqvist is conceding an average of 3.12 GAA which has him placed 24th among East goaltenders and 53rd among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he has given up 79 goals. He has a save percentage of .907 which has him placed 22nd among East goaltenders.
The New York Rangers had a good night with a 4 - 1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. The Rangers had a good offensive output in this victory. For this outing, they finished 4 of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance and were able to net 1 goal on that try. New York racked up 10 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 57 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.7%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 45, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 43.0%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 27.4% and they had a PDO of 107.7 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Winnipeg Jets racked up 44 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Wild will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they sit with 27 victories and 23 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league with -7. They have compiled a total of 172 goals for the season which has them at 7th in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a team save % of .896 which has them 26th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 4th in the West. In net for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad year by giving up 3.33 goals per game and that places him 32nd in the West and 61st in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,476 mins he has played, he has surrendered 82 goals. He has a save percentage of .893, which places him at 31st in the West and 60th in the NHL among goalies.
The Minnesota Wild went up against the Vegas Golden Knights in a game where the Wild took home the victory by a mark of 4 - 0. In this game, Minnesota earned a 41.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 30 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Golden Knights having earned a 30 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Minnesota played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 106.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Wild notched 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and scored 3 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Golden Knights had 4 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Minnesota gave up 26 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+120)
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