New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+120) Penguins (-140)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-0) will play the New York Rangers (1-2-1) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Rangers coming in at +120 and the Penguins are at -140. The total is set at 6.5.
The Rangers will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 3 defeat against the Penguins in their previous contest. The Rangers offense didn't overly impress in this loss. While out there on the ice, they finished 3 of the 34 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. New York had 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Rangers sat at 47 and the Corsi against was 42 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 52.8%. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, which means they earned a rate of 52.8%. They earned 13 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 98.9 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins put up 28 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
Protecting the net for New York is Igor Shesterkin from Moscow, Russia. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 143 minutes in net for the year. Elliot is giving up 2.95 GAA which has him placed 12th in the East and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has given up 7 goals. He holds a save % of .899 which has him placed 10th in the East. So far this season, they have converted a total of 11 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 15th in the league. The Rangers have compiled a total of 3 pts, which has them ranked at 29th in the league and 16th in the conference. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 140 which has them ranked at 6th in the conference and 14th in the league. As a team, New York has racked up a total of 106 hits which means they are averaging 26.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 29 blocks for this year.
In their win against the Rangers, Pittsburgh went home with a 47.2% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 42 while they gave up a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.2% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Rangers having earned a 38 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Pittsburgh had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 101.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.1%. The Penguins netted 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and converted 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding their opponent, the Rangers had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Pittsburgh conceded 34 shots on goal and the Rangers ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes.
In goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a tough year by surrendering 5.28 goals against average and that has him ranked 18th in the Eastern Conference and 32nd in the NHL. In the 136 mins he has been on the ice, he has allowed 12 goals. His save % is .821, which puts him at 18th in the Eastern Conference and 32nd in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they sit 15th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the league with -5. They have a total of 16 goals for the year which has them at 5th in the conference. Pittsburgh has a team save % of .838 which is good for 31st in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 10.5% putting them at 6th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-140)
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