New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-238) Devils (+212)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (21-16-6) go to Prudential Center on Sunday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (14-22-6). The line on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at -238 and the Devils are at +212. The over/under opens at 6.
The Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 win against the Devils in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.4% and their PDO was 112.5 for this one. They garnered 19 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. The Corsi for the Rangers was 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.3%. New York earned 4 mins in the box for this contest. Additionally, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. The Rangers had a solid offensive performance in this win. For the matchup, they scored on 4 of the 33 shots they tried.
The Rangers have had 1,239 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. When playing at even strength, the Rangers have conceded 90 goals while having 111 of their own. New York Rangers opponents have tallied 130 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have a total of 20 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 48 points and their points percentage sits at .558. New York has attempted 1,259 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.0%. In regard to their scoring, the New York Rangers have notched 139 goals (8th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 110. New York has accumulated 146 power play chances and they have notched 28 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 19.18%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Igor Shesterkin. For his professional hockey career, Shesterkin has accounted for 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .714. His save percentage sits at .928 during his 2,103 minutes between the pipes. Shesterkin has had 1,133 shots taken against him and has amassed 1,051 saves. Opponents have racked up 82 goals versus Shesterkin in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.34. He has compiled a record of 22-11-3 and was named the starter in 35 games. Shesterkin has been involved in 37 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their loss to New York, New Jersey went home with a 51.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 45.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 29 and the Rangers having notched a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO was 88 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 55.6%. The Devils earned 0 goals of the 16 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
New Jersey has attempted 1,238 shots (25th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.32%, while allowing the other team 1,299 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 71.55% on the other teams 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%. They have a tally of 120 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.33%. The Devils have earned 87 goals at even strength and 16 goals (28th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 135 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the New Jersey Devils have a total of 103 goals, 34 points, and a points percentage of .405.
For the opposition you are going to see Scott Wedgewood defending the net. He has gathered 965 stops out of the 1,067 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .904. Wedgewood has amassed a career mark of 10-16-8 and has been in net for 36 contests. He got the starting nod in 33 games and has played 2,061 minutes. Wedgewood's rate of quality starts comes in at 42.4% and he has 14 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.97 goals per contest and he has yielded 102 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+212)
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