New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+118) Rangers (-145)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils head to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Rangers. The Rangers open this contest at -145 while the Devils are priced at +118. The O/U is set at 7.5.
The Devils had a good night with a 2 - 1 win against the Bruins the last time they stepped on the ice. The Devils had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the win. In the game, they converted 2 of the 31 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to net one. New Jersey ended up with a total of 11 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Devils was 44 and the Corsi against was 41 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 51.8%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They won 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 28 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.7 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Boston Bruins tallied 28 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 13 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
Protecting the net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 24 years old and has racked up 130 minutes minding the net this season. Blackwood is surrendering 1.38 GAA which puts him at 2nd in the East and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's surrendered 3 goals. He has a save % of .954 which puts him at 2nd in the East. During the season thus far, the Devils have scored a total of 4 goals which has them ranked at 13th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 14th in the league. The Devils currently have a total of 3 pts, which has them ranked at 11th in the league and 7th in the East. In terms of shots on goal, they currently have a total of 53 which has them ranked at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the league. As a unit, New Jersey has compiled a total of 44 hits which has them averaging 22 per contest. They currently have a total of 18 blocks for this year.
The Rangers played the Islanders in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the win by a final score of 5 - 0. New York earned a 60.3% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 44 and they surrendered a Corsi of 29. Their Fenwick rate was 55.4% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Islanders having earned a 25 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 117.4 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.3%. The Rangers converted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 8 power play attempts in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding their opponent, the Islanders had 4 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. New York allowed 23 shots on goal and the Islanders ended up with a total of 26 penalty minutes.
In goal for New York is Igor Shesterkin who is having a tough year by giving up 4.01 GAA and that places him 14th among Eastern Conference goalies and 24th in the NHL among goalies. In the 60 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 4 goals. His save % is .879, which has him ranking 13th among Eastern Conference goalies and 24th in the NHL among goalies. With reference to goal differential, the Rangers rank 9th in the conference and 16th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 5 goals for the season which is 11th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a save percentage as a team of .929 which currently has them sitting 7th in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a shooting percentage of 8.9% which is good for 9th in the East.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+118)
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