Anaheim Ducks vs New York Rangers Prediction, 3/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+184) Rangers (-225)
Madison Square Garden is the location where the New York Rangers (37-17-5) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (27-25-10) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has Anaheim at +184 while New York is priced at -225. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 defeat against the Islanders their last time out. Anaheim tallied 8 minutes in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Ducks offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 42 shots they tried.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have recorded 174 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have scored 29 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 2,045 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Anaheim has taken 1,858 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 163 goals while earning 134 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim steps onto the ice with 175 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 24.00%. For the year, they have racked up 64 points and their points percentage sits at .516. When it comes to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have accumulated 176 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have conceded 192.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. Gibson has played in 365 games throughout his NHL career. He has amassed a record of 165-140-48 and he has gotten the start in 357 games. Opponents have tallied 918 goals versus Gibson in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Gibson has had 10,831 shots taken against him and has recorded 9,913 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 20,935 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Gibson has compiled 198 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .555.
Their last time out, New York played the Stars in an outing where the Rangers notched a win by a final of 7-4. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Rangers converted 7 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Rangers have accumulated 133 goals at even strength and 43 goals (8th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. New York has tried 1,690 shots (29th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.41%, while allowing the opposition 1,905 shots. On the season, the New York Rangers have a total of 176 goals, 79 points, in addition to a points percentage of .669. They have recorded 162 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.54%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.74% on their oppositions 168 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.0%. They have permitted 152 goals to be scored by of a combination of 123 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Igor Shesterkin defending the net. Shesterkin is the owner of a career record of 55-23-6 and has participated in 86 contests. Shesterkin's percentage of quality starts is 71.6% and he has accumulated 58 quality starts in his NHL career. He has racked up 2,475 saves out of 2,665 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .929. Opponents are averaging 2.35 goals/game and he has yielded 190 goals in total. He has started in 81 games and has played 4,847 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+184)
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