New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+110) Penguins (-133)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (9-9-3) go to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (12-9-1). The Rangers open this matchup at +110 while the Penguins are priced at -133. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Rangers will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-1 win over the Devils in their last contest. The Corsi for the Rangers was 29 and the Corsi against was 57 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 33.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 40.6% and their PDO rating was 124.7 for this game. New York accumulated 9 penalty mins in this game. The Rangers played really well in the win. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick Against sat at 48, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 35.1%. They tallied 16 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 6 of the 19 shots they put on goal.
Concerning their scoring, the New York Rangers have earned 58 goals (25th in hockey) for the year and have allowed 54. For the current season, they have tallied 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. New York has tallied 78 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 15.38%. While at even strength, the Rangers have conceded 44 goals while earning 46 themselves. New York has taken 626 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.3%. The Rangers have had 623 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .913. New York Rangers opponents have tallied 73 power play tries (16th in pro hockey) and have scored 10 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Igor Shesterkin. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin is sitting with 17 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .680. His save percentage is at .927 in his 1,496 minutes guarding the cage. Shesterkin has had 817 shots taken against him and has accrued 757 total saves. Opponents have tallied 60 goals against Shesterkin in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.41. He has accumulated a mark of 16-9-1 and he was named the starter in 25 games. Shesterkin has been involved in 27 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Pittsburgh faced the Flyers in an outing where the Penguins ended up taking the loss by a final of 4-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Penguins tallied 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.6%. Pittsburgh wound up with a 47.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Pittsburgh played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Flyers having racked up a 37 Fenwick at even strength.
The Penguins have earned 55 goals at even strength and 10 goals (27th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Pittsburgh has attempted 640 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.16%, while allowing their opponents 656 shots. For the year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 65 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .568. They have earned 65 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.38%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.53% on their oppositions 68 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.2%. They have granted a total of 71 goals to be scored by way of 53 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Tristan Jarry in goal. He has compiled 2,034 stops out of the 2,233 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .911. Jarry has compiled a career mark of 42-27-5 and has participated in 78 contests. He has been a starter 73 games and has been on the ice for 4,391 mins. Jarry's quality start percentage sits at 58.9% and he has 43 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has given up 199 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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