New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-116) Rangers (-105)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers play the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at -105 while the Islanders are coming in at -116. The total is set at 5.5.
The Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 0 victory over the Rangers in their last game. The Islanders had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 33 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 8 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals out of those opportunities. New York racked up a total of 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 38 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 52.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against was 24, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 59.3%. They earned 22 face-off wins and lost 12 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 47.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.7 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Rangers racked up a total of 24 shots. They had 18 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and was on the ice a total of 2,517 minutes minding the goal for last year. Varlamov surrendered an average of 2.62 goals per game which had him ranked 11th among Eastern Conference goalies and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he gave up 110 goals. He had a save percentage of .914 which had him ranked 12th among Eastern Conference goalies. The Islanders scored a total of 189 goals which ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -1, which put them at 19th in the NHL. The Islanders compiled a total of 80 points, which ranked 14th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. In the matter of shots toward the net, they compiled a total of 2,016 which ranked 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. As a unit, New York earned a total of 1,839 hits which means they averaged 27 per contest. They compiled a total of 980 blocks for the year.
In their loss to the Islanders, the Rangers earned a 47.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 38 and they gave up a Corsi of 42. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 40.7% with a Fenwick of 24 and the Islanders ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 92.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.2%. The Rangers notched 0 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Islanders had 8 power play opportunities and were able to tally 2 goals. New York gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Islanders racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes.
In goal for New York is Igor Shesterkin who had an ok season by giving up 2.52 goals per game and that ranked him 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 12th in the NHL. In the 692 minutes he was on the ice, he gave up 29 goals. He had a save percentage of .932, which put him at 2nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 2nd in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, the Rangers sat 8th in the East and 11th in the NHL with +13. They had a total of 233 goals for the year which ranked them 4th in the conference. New York had a team save % of .908 which had them sitting 11th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.7% putting them at 3rd in the East.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Islanders (-116)
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