Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers Prediction, 2/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+164) Rangers (-200)
The Detroit Red Wings (22-22-6) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Thursday where they will try to defeat the New York Rangers (31-13-4). The moneyline on this game has the Red Wings at +164 and the Rangers are coming in at -200. The over/under is 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-4 loss to the Wild in their previous outing. Detroit earned 19 mins in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 6 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. The Red Wings had a solid offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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The Red Wings have had 1,631 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .894. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 140 goals while earning 118 of their own. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 140 power play opportunities (15th in professional hockey) and have racked up 33 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have accumulated 50 points and their points % is .500. Detroit has taken 1,464 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. In relation to their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 142 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 173. Detroit is sitting with 141 power play opportunities and they have notched 24 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 17.02%.
The player in the crease for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. The opposition has notched 158 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.55. Nedeljkovic has played in 65 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 3,714 mins between the pipes. He has a record of 31-21-9 and he was named the starter in 60 games. In his career, Nedeljkovic is sitting with 35 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .583. Nedeljkovic has seen 1,871 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,713 saves.
Their last time out, New York went up against the Bruins in a matchup where the Rangers earned a victory by a final score of 2-1. The Rangers notched 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup but were not able to net one.
New York has tried 1,371 shots (30th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.43%, while allowing the other team 1,538 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.73% on their opponents 139 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 92.1%. They have a total of 140 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.71%. The Rangers have earned 107 goals at even strength and 36 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by way of 98 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 143 goals, 66 points, as well as a points percentage of .688.
On the other side of the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin defending the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.38 goals/game and he has allowed 172 goals in total. Shesterkin's rate of quality starts comes in at 72.2% and he has accumulated 52 quality starts in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 72 games and has accumulated 4,344 minutes. Shesterkin is the owner of a lifetime mark of 49-21-5 and has played in 77 games. He is sitting with 2,206 stops out of 2,378 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .928.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+164)
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