Vegas Golden Knights vs New York Rangers Prediction, 12/17/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs New York Rangers
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-136) Rangers (+112)
Alexandar Georgiev and the New York Rangers (19-7-3) play the Vegas Golden Knights (17-11-0) at Madison Square Garden on Friday. The Rangers open this contest at +112 while the Golden Knights are priced at -136. The O/U is set at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a good night with a 4-1 win against the Bruins in their previous game. Vegas had 2 penalty mins in this matchup. In addition, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Golden Knights had a good offensive output in the victory. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 25 shots they launched.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 98 goals (7th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 86. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 34 points and their points percentage comes in at .607. Vegas has compiled 70 power play chances and they have notched 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.14%. While at even strength, the Golden Knights have allowed the opponent to score 69 goals while earning 86 themselves. Vegas has attempted 937 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Golden Knights have had 886 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .903. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 81 power play tries (17th in professional hockey) and have earned 17 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit has taken the ice for 90 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has amassed an overall mark of 37-34-5 and he has started in 71 games. Opponents have notched 222 goals versus Brossoit in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.81. Brossoit has seen 2,423 shots against him and has recorded 2,201 saves. His save percentage sits at .908 during his 4,735 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Brossoit has accrued 39 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .549.
The last time they were on the ice, New York played the Coyotes in a game where the Rangers notched a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game and converted 2 goals out of those chances. The Rangers tallied 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried.
New York has taken 833 shots (22nd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.96%, while allowing the other team 922 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.09% on their opponents 88 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.0%. They have a tally of 84 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.00%. The Rangers have accumulated 62 goals at even strength and 21 goals (5th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 74 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 83 goals, 41 points, and a points percentage of .707.
Across the ice you are going to see Alexandar Georgiev protecting the net. Georgiev holds a career record of 48-41-10 and has been in net for 108 games. Georgiev's quality start rate is 51.5% and he has 51 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 2,923 saves out of 3,211 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .910. His opponents are averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has conceded 288 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 99 games and has been on the ice for 5,859 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (+112)
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