Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/10/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs New York Rangers
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+108) Rangers (-130)
Madison Square Garden is where the New York Rangers (22-12-7) will meet the Minnesota Wild (22-14-3) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Minnesota at +108 and New York opens at -130. The over/under is 7.
The Minnesota Wild will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 loss to the Blues in their previous game. Minnesota had 8 mins in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Wild could have played much better offensively in this loss. In the game, they ended the night with no scores out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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Regarding scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have racked up 123 goals (22nd in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 111. For the current season, they have recorded 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .603. Minnesota has 126 power play opportunities and they have scored 30 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 23.81%. At even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 82 goals while having 93 themselves. Minnesota has taken 1,224 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.1%. The Wild have had 1,160 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Minnesota Wild opponents have recorded 134 power play opportunities (12th in professional hockey) and have earned 29 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Marc-Andre Fleury. During his career on the ice, Fleury has recorded 443 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .549. His save percentage is at .913 for his 55,797 mins played. Fleury has had 27,422 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 25,025 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 2,397 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. He has amassed a win-loss record of 533-307-89 and he has started in 807 games. Fleury has taken the ice for 964 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, New York played the Devils in a matchup where the Rangers went home in defeat by a score of 4-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Rangers tallied 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Rangers have tallied 102 goals at even strength and 31 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. New York has attempted 1,335 shots (9th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.96%, while allowing the other team 1,200 shots. On the season, the New York Rangers have earned a total of 133 goals, 51 points, as well as a points percentage of .622. They have permitted 111 goals to be scored by way of 88 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 131 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.66%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.83% on the other teams 120 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Igor Shesterkin defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.35 goals per game and he has allowed 293 goals altogether. Shesterkin's quality start rate comes in at 68.0% and he has 85 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has started in 125 games and has been on the ice for 7,479 minutes. Shesterkin has accumulated a career mark of 80-35-13 and has participated in 130 contests. He has compiled 3,636 stops out of the 3,929 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .925.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (+108)
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