Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-110) Rangers (-110)
Igor Shesterkin and the New York Rangers (2-4-1) play the Pittsburgh Penguins (4-3-1) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Penguins priced at -110 and the Rangers are at -110. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Penguins will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 1 loss against the Bruins their last time out. The Penguins didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 17 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Pittsburgh earned 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 30 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 54.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 21, telling us they have a rate of 58.0%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 71.4% and they had a PDO of 88.9 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 20 shots. They had 6 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have amassed 26 power play tries (17th in pro hockey) and have notched 7 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 212 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .858. Pittsburgh has attempted 218 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins have allowed the opponent to score 22 goals while earning 16 of their own. Pittsburgh has tallied 27 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 18.52%. For the year, they have tallied 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .563. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Pittsburgh Penguins have racked up 22 goals (12th in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 30.
The man in net for this game is Tristan Jarry. Opponents have scored 172 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.72. Jarry has played in 68 matchups during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .910 for his 3,790 minutes in the crease. He has earned an overall record of 36-23-5 and got the start in 63 games. In his career, Jarry has accrued 37 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .587. Jarry has had 1,908 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 1,736 saves.
The Rangers played the Sabres in a matchup where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a mark of 3 - 2. New York went home with a 59.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 47 while they conceded a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 62.3% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Sabres ending the game with a 23 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 105.8 and their oZS percentage was 48.0%. The Rangers converted 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Sabres had 4 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. New York gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Sabres ended up with 8 penalty mins.
New York has tried 235 shots (10th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.66%, while allowing the opposition 180 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 70.83% on the other teams 24 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 7.7%. They have earned 29 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.79%. The Rangers have tallied 14 goals at even strength and 4 goals (19th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the New York Rangers have accumulated 18 goals, 5 points, in addition to a points percentage of .357.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin protecting the goal. Shesterkin is the owner of a career mark of 11-4-1 and has been in net for 17 games. Shesterkin's quality start percentage sits at 62.5% and he has 10 quality starts in his career. He has accounted for 496 saves out of 537 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .924. Teams are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has allowed 41 goals altogether. He has started in 16 games and has played 956 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-110)
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