New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-137) Predators (+114)
Bridgestone Arena is the site where the Nashville Predators (5-8-1) will attempt to defeat the New York Rangers (7-5-3) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has New York at -137 while Nashville is coming in at +114. The betting total is set at 6.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 8-2 win over the Red Wings in their last outing. New York amassed 4 mins in the box in this game. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries and were able to net 1 goal. The Rangers had a impressive offensive outing in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 8 of the 33 shots they launched.
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While playing at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 35 goals while notching 34 on offense. New York Rangers opponents have earned 44 power play opportunities (22nd in pro hockey) and have racked up 9 goals in those attempts. When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have tallied 47 goals (11th in the league) for the season and have conceded 44. New York has tried 523 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. For the year, they have earned 17 points and their points percentage is sitting at .567. The Rangers thus far have had 430 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .898. New York has 52 power play opportunities and they have tallied 13 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Igor Shesterkin. Opponents have scored 246 goals versus Shesterkin in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.33. Shesterkin has participated in 111 matchups over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage is at .926 for his 6,327 mins on the ice. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 69-31-9 and he started in 106 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Shesterkin has earned 74 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .698. Shesterkin has had 3,342 shots against him and has amassed 3,096 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Nashville went up against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Predators went home in defeat by a score of 5-3. The Predators tallied 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and recorded 1 out of those attempts.
The Predators have 29 goals at even strength and 8 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Nashville has taken 423 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.75%, while allowing their opponents 454 shots. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 37 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .393. They have allowed 49 goals to be scored by of a combination of 39 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 51 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.69%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.00% on their opponents 50 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.2%.
Across the rink you will find Juuse Saros protecting the goal. Saros has accumulated a lifetime mark of 117-78-21 and has played in 232 games. Saros' quality start percentage comes out to 61.1% and he has 132 quality starts in his professional career. He is sitting with 6,370 saves out of the 6,936 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .918. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has surrendered 566 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 216 games and has played for a total of 13,165 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-137)
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