Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/3/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-115) Rangers (-104)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers (20-12-6) will go up against the Carolina Hurricanes (25-6-6) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Carolina at -115 and New York is at -104. The total is set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a decent effort after finishing in a 4-4 tie against the Devils in their last outing. Carolina had 8 minutes in the box for this game. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this game. Furthermore, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 47 shots they attempted.
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At even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 71 goals while notching 90 when they are on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have recorded 128 power play opportunities (11th in the league) and have notched 23 goals in those chances. When discussing scoring goals, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 115 goals (20th in the league) this year and have surrendered 94. Carolina has tried 1,302 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. For the current campaign, they have 56 points and their points percentage is .757. The Hurricanes so far have had 972 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Carolina comes into tonight with 129 power play chances and they have scored 25 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.38%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Pyotr Kochetkov. The opposition has been able to score 34 goals versus Kochetkov in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.01. Kochetkov has been involved in 18 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .924 for his 1,014 minutes played. He has a win-loss record of 13-1-4 and he has started in 16 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Kochetkov has recorded 11 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .688. Kochetkov has had 450 shots taken against him and has recorded 416 total saves.
In their last contest, New York played the Panthers in a game where the Rangers took home the victory by a tally of 5-3. They had 4 power play chances in this contest and recorded 2 out of those attempts. The Rangers notched 5 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they took.
For the year, the New York Rangers have accounted for 121 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .605. They have allowed 103 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Rangers have accumulated 94 goals at even strength and 27 goals (15th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 121 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.31%. New York has attempted 1,239 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 9.77%, while allowing their opponents 1,116 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.18% on their oppositions 111 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 90.8%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin patrolling the crease. Shesterkin has accrued a career record of 79-35-12 and has participated in 128 games. Shesterkin's quality start percentage is 68.3% and he has accumulated 84 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 3,577 saves out of 3,863 shots tried, giving him a save % of .926. His opposition is averaging 2.33 goals/game and he has allowed 286 goals overall. He has been a starter 123 games and has been on the ice for 7,357 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-104)
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