New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+113) Islanders (-133)
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (28-13-4) host the New York Rangers (23-16-6) at Barclays Center on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Rangers priced at +113 and the Islanders are at -133. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Rangers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Devils in their last contest. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 46.3%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 54.2% and they had a PDO of 101.6 in this game. New York earned 20 penalty mins in this game. The Rangers played really well in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.6%. They had a tally of 15 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to take control of the puck. They also had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 25 shots they attempted.
The Rangers have had 1,302 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .911. While playing at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 96 goals while scoring 118 of their own. New York Rangers opponents have 134 power play opportunities (17th in hockey) and have earned 20 goals in those chances. For the season, they have scored 52 points and their points percentage comes in at .578. New York has tried 1,314 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When discussing their scoring, the New York Rangers have accumulated 150 goals (3rd in the NHL) for the season and have given up 116. New York has accumulated 154 power play opportunities and they have scored 32 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.78%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has scored 85 goals versus Shesterkin in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.36. Shesterkin has been in net for 39 games over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .927 in his 2,166 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 23-11-3 and he has started in 36 games. In his career, Shesterkin has accumulated 26 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .722. Shesterkin has seen 1,168 shots against him and he has 1,083 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, the Islanders went up against the Flyers in a game where the Islanders got the victory by a tally of 1-0. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Islanders scored 1 goal of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 104 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 59.6%. New York wrapped up this game with a 46.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New York played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.3% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Flyers having a 37 Fenwick at even strength.
The Islanders have tallied 102 goals at even strength and 21 goals (25th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. New York has attempted 1,313 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.37%, while allowing their opponents 1,262 shots. For the season, the New York Islanders have 123 goals, 60 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have recorded 123 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.07%. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.14% on their oppositions 112 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.8%. They have allowed 104 goals to be scored by of a combination of 84 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Semyon Varlamov in the crease. He has tallied 14,342 saves out of 15,661 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916. Varlamov has amassed a career record of 248-192-59 and has been in goal for 522 games. He has started in 498 games and has been on the ice for 29,904 mins. Varlamov's quality start percentage comes out to 56.0% and he has accumulated 279 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,319 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take the Islanders (-133)
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