St. Louis Blues vs New York Rangers Predictions, Hockey Picks 3/3/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-140) Rangers (+127)
Alexandar Georgiev and the New York Rangers (35-26-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) host the St. Louis Blues (39-17-10, 1st in the Central Division) at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The Blues open this contest at -140 while the Rangers are coming in at +127. The total has been set at 6. The Blues are covering 57.8% of the time, having gone 37-27 SU. The Rangers are covering 53.1% of the time, going 34-30 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 39 victories and 17 losses, which is good for 1st in the Central Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 211 goals which has them ranked at 3rd in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +30, which is good for 5th in the NHL. The Blues have a total of 88 points, which has them ranked at 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the Western Conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have a total of 2,034 which has them ranked at 9th in the West and 19th in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis has collected a total of 1,283 hits which means they are averaging 19.4 per game. They have a total of 658 blocks for the season. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 2,771 mins in net for the year. Binnington is giving up an average of 2.60 goals per game which puts him at 6th in the West and 16th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's given up 120 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910 which puts him at 17th in the West.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Blues played really well in this win. For this game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 29 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. St. Louis racked up 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 51 and the Corsi against was 49 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 51.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against sat at 39, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. They won 30 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 53.2% and they had a PDO of 98.7 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars racked up 31 shots. They had 6 penalty mins and they had 1 power play attempt.
The Rangers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 35 wins and 26 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 8th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL with +15. They have earned a total of 216 goals for the season which has them sitting at 6th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save percentage of .910 which currently has them sitting 8th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% putting them at 4th in the East. In net for New York is Alexandar Georgiev who is having a bad season by surrendering 3.02 GAA and that has him ranked 23rd in the East and 50th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,711 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 86 goals. He holds a save percentage of .912, which puts him at 14th in the East and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Rangers faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Rangers took a loss by a mark of 5 - 3. In this outing, New York went home with a 65.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 and the other team having a Corsi of 24. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 65.5% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Flyers earning a 19 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 93.3 and their oZS percentage was 43.9%. The Rangers converted 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play attempts in this outing and were able to net 3 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Flyers had 5 power play attempts and went on to score 3 goals. New York allowed 26 shots on goal and the Flyers had 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-140)
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