New York Rangers vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New York Islanders
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+117) Islanders (-137)
Barclays Center is the venue where Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (25-10-4) will take on the New York Rangers (18-15-5) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at +117 and the Islanders are at -137. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Rangers came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 8-4 victory over the Penguins in their last contest. The Corsi for the Rangers was 29 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 59 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 33.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 31.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 115.6 for this one. New York amassed 10 mins in the box for this game. The Rangers had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against was 45, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 34.8%. They recorded 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 3 goals. For the game, they converted 8 of the 25 shots they put on net.
New York Rangers opponents have 117 power play opportunities (17th in pro hockey) and have a total of 18 goals in those attempts. The Rangers have had 1,100 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. New York has taken 1,120 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.1%. While playing at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 83 goals while scoring 97 when they are on offense. New York has accumulated 137 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.71%. For the year, they have recorded 41 points and their points percentage is sitting at .539. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the New York Rangers have accumulated 124 goals (9th in the league) on the year and have conceded 101.
The man protecting the net in this game is Keith Kinkaid. Kinkaid has been involved in 165 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has an overall record of 68-58-21 and he has started in 143 games. Opponents have notched 442 goals versus Kinkaid in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.93. Kinkaid has had 4,634 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,192 total saves. His save percentage currently is .905 for his 9,044 mins played. Over the course of his career, Kinkaid has accrued 66 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .462.
In their last outing, New York opposed the Capitals in a game where the Islanders earned a victory by a final of 1-0. New York had a 54.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 46 and the Capitals having a 33 Fenwick. Their PDO was 103 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 41.4%. The Islanders notched 1 goal out of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Over the course of the season, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 115 goals, 54 points, and a points percentage of .692. They have allowed 89 goals to be scored by way of 70 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Islanders have scored 95 goals at even strength and 20 goals (22nd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 106 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.87%. New York has taken 1,150 shots (18th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.00%, while allowing the other team 1,070 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.61% on their oppositions 98 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.7%.
Across the ice you will find Ilya Sorokin in net. Teams are averaging 2.21 goals per contest and he has conceded 28 goals in total. Sorokin's quality start percentage comes out to 69.2% and he has accumulated 9 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 13 games and has been on the ice for 760 minutes. Sorokin is sitting with a career mark of 9-3-1 and has been in goal for 13 contests. He has recorded 296 saves out of 324 shots taken, giving him a rate of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take the Islanders (-137)
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