New York Islanders vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-105) Rangers (-115)
Madison Square Garden is the venue where Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (26-18-6) will play the New York Islanders (29-15-5) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Islanders priced at -105 and the Rangers are at -115. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Islanders will need a bounce back game after taking a 1-0 loss to the Capitals in their last outing. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 32 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 62 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 34.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.4% and their PDO rating was 96.9 in this game. New York accumulated 13 mins in the box in this matchup. The Islanders had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against finished at 47, giving them a Fenwick rate of 32.9%. They recorded 15 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't get a goal. For the matchup, they weren't able to score on any of the 18 shots they tried.
When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have tallied 132 goals (20th in hockey) for the year and have conceded 112. For the season, they have scored 63 points and their points percentage is .643. New York has tallied 133 power play opportunities and they have notched 24 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 18.05%. While playing at even strength, the Islanders have allowed 92 goals while earning 108 on offense. New York has taken 1,409 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Islanders have had 1,379 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .919. New York Islanders opponents have 120 power play opportunities (31st in the NHL) and have notched 20 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Semyon Varlamov. Over the course of his career, Varlamov has 281 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .562. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 30,029 minutes between the pipes. Varlamov has seen 15,715 shots against him and has gathered 14,395 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,320 goals against Varlamov in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.64. He has amassed an overall record of 249-192-60 and he started in 500 games. Varlamov has been in net for 524 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, the Rangers played the Sabres in a matchup where the Rangers earned a victory by a final score of 3-1. New York went home with a 45.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Sabres having earned a 43 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 106 and their oZS percentage was 52.9%. The Rangers notched 3 goals of the 41 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this contest and recorded 1 out of those tries.
The Rangers have earned 130 goals at even strength and 36 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. New York has attempted 1,469 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.30%, while allowing their opponents 1,464 shots. On the campaign, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 166 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .580. They have a tally of 167 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.56%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 83.44% on their oppositions 151 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.1%. They have granted a total of 130 goals to be scored by way of 105 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are going to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.45 goals per contest and he has yielded 98 goals altogether. Shesterkin's quality start rate is 72.5% and he has qualified for 29 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 40 contests and has racked up 2,403 minutes. Shesterkin is the owner of a career record of 25-13-3 and has played in 43 games. He has recorded 1,205 stops out of the 1,303 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .925.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers (-115) and under 5.5 goals
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