Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers Prediction, 12/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+115) Rangers (-138)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers (19-11-5) will play the Washington Capitals (19-13-4) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Washington at +115 while New York is coming in at -138. The total has been set at 6.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Jets in their previous contest . Washington accumulated 4 mins in the box in this matchup. Moreover, they had 4 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. The Capitals had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
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When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have notched 111 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 100. For the current campaign, they have tallied 42 points and their points percentage is .583. Washington comes into tonight with 120 power play chances and they have notched 25 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 20.83%. When at even strength, the Capitals have allowed the opponent to score 80 goals while earning 86 when they are on offense. Washington has tried 1,138 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Capitals have had 1,083 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .908. Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 104 power play tries (21st in professional hockey) and have a total of 20 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Charlie Lindgren. Opponents have scored 119 goals against Lindgren in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.69. Lindgren has participated in 46 contests throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 2,655 mins played. He has an overall mark of 25-16-4 and he was named the starter in 43 games. For his professional hockey career, Lindgren has tallied 26 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .605. Lindgren has had 1,369 shots taken against him and has accrued 1,250 total saves.
In their last game, New York faced the Islanders in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a final of 5-3. The Rangers recorded 5 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this one and scored 1 out of those attempts.
This season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 115 goals, 43 points, in addition to a points percentage of .614. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by way of 75 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. The Rangers have 90 goals at even strength and 25 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 109 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.94%. New York has taken 1,133 shots (9th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.15%, while allowing their opponents 1,011 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.58% on their oppositions 103 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.34 goals per game and he has surrendered 282 goals in total. Shesterkin's quality start rate comes out to 68.6% and he has made 83 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 121 contests and has been on the ice for 7,234 mins. Shesterkin has compiled a career mark of 79-34-11 and has been in goal for 126 contests. He has racked up 3,512 saves out of the 3,794 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .926.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (+115)
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