New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+135) Penguins (-167)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-2-0) host the New York Rangers (1-2-0) at PPG Paints Arena on Friday. The Penguins open this game at -167 while the Rangers are priced at +135. The O/U has been set at 7.5.
The Rangers were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 3 loss to the Devils in their previous game. The Rangers were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the defeat. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 50 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 6 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those chances. New York racked up 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Rangers was 55 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 42 and the Fenwick against was 34, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 55.3%. They won 22 face-off wins and lost 23 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 62.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.8 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils earned 28 shots. They ended the game with 12 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
Protecting the goal for New York is Igor Shesterkin from Moscow, Russia. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 78 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Elliot is surrendering 3.09 GAA which has him placed 11th among East goalies and 20th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 4 goals. His save percentage is .902 which has him placed 9th among East goalies. So far this season, they have converted a total of 8 goals which has them at 14th in the conference and 27th in the NHL. Their goal differential is 0, which is good for 17th in the NHL. The Rangers currently have a total of 2 points, which has them at 29th in the NHL and 16th in the East. in respect to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 106 which has them at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the NHL. As a unit, New York has obtained a total of 66 hits which means they are averaging 22 per game. They currently have a total of 21 blocks for this year.
The Penguins squared up with the Capitals in an outing where the Penguins took home the win by a final of 5 - 4. Pittsburgh wound up with a 52.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 46 and they gave up a Corsi of 42. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Capitals ending the game with a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 90.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 54.8%. The Penguins notched 5 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and were able to net 2 out of those chances. In discussing their opponent, the Capitals had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Pittsburgh conceded 26 shots on goal and the Capitals racked up 6 penalty minutes.
In net for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a bad season by giving up 7.57 GAA and that ranks him 17th among East goaltenders and 30th in the NHL. In the 71 mins he's played, he's allowed 9 goals. His save percentage is .727, which has him placed 17th among East goaltenders and 30th in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, they sit 15th in the conference and 28th in the NHL with -5. They currently have a total of 13 goals for the season which ranks 5th in the East. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .813 which has them ranked 31st in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 10.5% which puts them at 7th in the East.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-167)
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