Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers Prediction, 2/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-112) Rangers (-114)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-3-1) head to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll take on the New York Rangers (2-4-2). The moneyline on this contest has the Penguins coming in at -112 and the Rangers are at -114. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 4 victory against the Rangers in their last contest. The Penguins had a good offensive outing in the victory. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 38 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Pittsburgh had 10 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Penguins sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.6%. Their Fenwick was 44 while the Fenwick against was 31, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.7%. They won 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO of 106.0 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the New York Rangers racked up 34 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 minutes in the box and they earned 5 power play attempts.
Concerning scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accounted for 27 goals (10th in the league) this year and have conceded 34. For the current campaign, they have recorded 11 points and their points % is .611. Pittsburgh steps onto the ice with 31 power play opportunities and they have added 5 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 16.13%. When playing at even strength, the Penguins have allowed 24 goals while notching 21 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has attempted 256 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Penguins have had 246 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .862. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 31 power play opportunities (13th in pro hockey) and have notched 8 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Tristan Jarry. Opponents have racked up 172 goals versus Jarry in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.72. Jarry has played in 68 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is .910 during his 3,790 mins guarding the cage. He has earned an overall mark of 36-23-5 and he has gotten the start in 63 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jarry has accounted for 37 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .587. Jarry has had 1,908 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 1,736 saves.
In their loss to Pittsburgh, New York earned a 40.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 38 while they conceded a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate was 41.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Penguins having earned a 44 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Rangers converted 4 goals of the 34 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game and converted 1 out of those attempts. As for their opponent, the Penguins had 4 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. New York conceded 38 shots on goal and the Penguins racked up 10 minutes in the box.
New York has put up 269 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.18%, while allowing the other team 218 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.00% on their opponents 28 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 8.2%. They have earned 34 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.71%. The Rangers have earned 16 goals at even strength and 5 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 24 goals to be scored by of a combination of 17 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the New York Rangers have a total of 22 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .375.
For the opposition you will find Igor Shesterkin in goal. He has tallied 496 saves out of the 537 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .924. Shesterkin has a lifetime mark of 11-4-1 and has played in 17 contests. He has made the start in 16 games and has accumulated 956 minutes. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts comes out to 62.5% and he has 10 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has yielded 41 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-112)
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