Stars vs Rangers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Dallas Stars vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (-135) Rangers (+122)
Madison Square Garden is the site where Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers (25-21-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Dallas Stars (29-18-4, 2nd in the Central Division) on Monday. The Stars open this matchup at -135 while the Rangers are coming in at +122. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Stars are covering 55.1% of the time, having gone 27-22 SU. New York covers 50.0% of the time, going 25-25 straight up.
The Dallas Stars head into this game holding a record of 29 victories and 18 losses, ranking them 2nd in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 132 goals which ranks them 13th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Stars have a total of 62 pts, which ranks them 12th in the NHL and 4th in the West. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 1,562 which ranks them 11th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL. As a group, Dallas has earned a total of 1,035 hits which means they have an average of 20.3 per game. They have a total of 652 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Dallas is Ben Bishop from Denver, Colorado. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,971 mins minding the net this season. Bishop is surrendering 2.31 goals against average which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's given up 76 goals. His save % is .925 which ranks him 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars had a good night with a 3 - 2 win over the New Jersey Devils in their previous contest. The Stars had a middle of the road offensive performance in this victory. For this matchup, they netted 3 out of the 31 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Dallas earned a total of 6 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Stars sat at 54 and the Corsi against was 42 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 5630.0%. Their Fenwick was 43 while the Fenwick against was 34, which means they earned a rate of 5580.0%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 19 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 54.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.5 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up a total of 31 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The Rangers will be the team across the ice and for the year they have 25 wins and 21 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the East and 16th in the league with +4. They have compiled a total of 163 goals for this season which has them ranked at 7th in the East. New York has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 13th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.7% which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad year by allowing 3.05 GAA and that has him ranked 23rd among East goaltenders and 51st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,476 minutes he has played, he's given up 75 goals. He has a save % of .910, which has him placed 16th among East goaltenders and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Rangers faced the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a final of 1 - 0. For this outing, New York wound up with a 4690.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 38 while the opposition had a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick percentage was 4510.0% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Red Wings earning a 39 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 100.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 54.5%. The Rangers notched 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this game and were able to notch 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Red Wings had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. New York gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Red Wings had 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+122)
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