Red Wings vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+149) Rangers (-165)
Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (23-21-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Detroit Red Wings (12-35-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) at Madison Square Garden on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Red Wings open this game at +149 while the Rangers are priced at -165. The over/under is set at 6. The Red Wings are covering 22.0% of the time, having gone 11-39 SU. New York is covering 47.9% of the time, going 23-25 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 12 wins and 35 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 108 goals which is 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -90, putting them at 31st in the NHL. The Red Wings have compiled a total of 28 points, which is 31st in the NHL and 16th in the Eastern Conference. When discussing shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,430 which is 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the NHL. As a group, Detroit has collected a total of 1,072 hits which means they are averaging 21 per game. They have compiled a total of 561 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played a total of 1,195 mins defending the net this season. Howard is surrendering 4.12 goals per game which has him ranked 33rd among East goaltenders and 67th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has given up 82 goals. He holds a save % of .883 which has him ranked 32nd among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 2 defeat to the Minnesota Wild in their previous contest. The Red Wings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Detroit ended up with a total of 0 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 43 and the Corsi against was 61 giving them a Corsi percentage of 41.3%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 50, which earned them a rate of 37.5%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 33.5% and they had a PDO of 92.2 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Minnesota Wild tallied a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they notched 1 power play chance.
The Rangers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 23 victories and 21 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the conference and 17th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 158 goals for the year which puts them at 7th in the East. New York has a save percentage as a team of .905 which has them 14th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 10.9% ranking them 4th in the East. In net for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a rough year by surrendering 3.18 goals per game and that ranks him 26th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 55th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,416 minutes he's played this season, he has allowed 75 goals. His save percentage is .907, which has him sitting 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 38th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers faced the New York Islanders in a game where the Rangers ended up losing by a tally of 4 - 2. In this game, New York earned a 61.2% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 while their opponent had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 64.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 41 and the Islanders having earned a 23 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 85.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 53.6%. The Rangers converted 2 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and scored 2 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Islanders had 2 power play attempts and went on to score 2 goals. New York gave way to 18 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with 10 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-165) and under the total goals
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