Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs New York Rangers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+375) Rangers (-500)
The Detroit Red Wings (29-35-10) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Saturday where they will go up against the New York Rangers (48-21-6). The odds on this game have the Red Wings at +375 while the Rangers are sitting at -500. The total is 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 win over the Hurricanes in their last game. Detroit accrued 4 penalty mins for this game. In addition, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to score. The Red Wings offense didn't overly impress in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 out of the 22 shots they put on net.
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The Red Wings have had 2,503 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .889. When at even strength, the Red Wings have given up 226 goals while scoring 174 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 206 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have notched 53 goals in those chances. For the year, they sit with 68 points and their points percentage comes in at .459. Detroit has taken 2,195 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. In the matter of scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 210 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have given up 279. Detroit has 209 power play chances and they have notched 36 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 17.22%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Alex Nedeljkovic. For his professional hockey career, Nedeljkovic has recorded 43 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .573. His save percentage sits at .911 for his 4,671 minutes guarding the cage. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,450 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,231 saves. Opponents have notched 219 goals against Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.81. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 36-28-13 and he started in 75 games. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 83 contests during his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, New York played the Flyers in a game where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a score of 4-0. The Rangers had 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest but were not able to net one.
The Rangers have earned 176 goals at even strength and 51 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. New York has attempted 2,173 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.45%, while allowing the other team 2,318 shots. This season, the New York Rangers have accumulated 227 goals, 102 points, and a points percentage of .680. They have recorded 200 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 25.50%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.99% on their oppositions 211 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%. They have granted a total of 188 goals to be scored by way of 150 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Igor Shesterkin in the crease. Shesterkin has a career mark of 60-27-7 and has participated in 96 games. Shesterkin's quality start percentage is 70.3% and he has 64 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 2,700 stops out of the 2,911 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .928. Opponents are averaging 2.33 goals per game and he has conceded 211 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 91 games and has accumulated 5,428 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+375)
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