New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 3/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-200) Devils (+165)
Prudential Center is the location where the New Jersey Devils (22-35-5) will take on the New York Rangers (40-18-5) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers at -200 and the Devils open at +165. The betting total is set at 6.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 victory over the Hurricanes in their previous outing. New York accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Rangers had a below average offensive outing in this victory. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. In the matchup, they netted 2 of the 18 shots they put on goal.
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In terms of their scoring, the New York Rangers have tallied 185 goals (18th in hockey) this season and have given up 158. For the year, they sit with 85 points and their points percentage is sitting at .675. New York comes into the game with 175 power play opportunities and they have added 46 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 26.29%. While at even strength, the Rangers have given up 126 goals while earning 139 on offense. New York has tried 1,803 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.3%. The Rangers have had 2,029 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .922. New York Rangers opponents have tallied 180 power play opportunities (18th in the league) and have a total of 32 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has played in 88 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 56-24-6 and he has started in 83 games. Opponents have tallied 193 goals against Shesterkin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.33. Shesterkin has seen 2,722 shots taken against him and has garnered 2,529 total saves. His save percentage sits at .929 for his 4,965 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Shesterkin has accounted for 60 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .723.
In their last contest, New Jersey faced the Oilers in an outing where the Devils took the loss by a final score of 6-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Devils had 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking.
New Jersey has tried 1,991 shots (14th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.34%, while allowing the opposition 1,931 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.13% on the other teams 159 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.5%. They have earned 175 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.71%. The Devils have accumulated 155 goals at even strength and 31 goals (26th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 222 goals to be scored by way of 192 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the New Jersey Devils have earned a total of 186 goals, 49 points, in addition to a points percentage of .395.
Across the ice you will find Nico Daws defending the goal. Daws is sitting with a lifetime record of 6-6-0 and has participated in 14 games. Daws' quality start rate is 38.5% and he has qualified for 5 quality starts in his hockey career. He has racked up 314 saves out of the 348 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .902. Teams are averaging 2.99 goals per game and he has allowed 34 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 13 games and has been on the ice for 683 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-200)
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