Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers Prediction, 1/15/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+205) Rangers (-250)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers (24-12-7) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (17-22-3) on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has Montreal at +205 and New York is sitting at -250. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Predators in their previous game. Montreal amassed 15 mins in the box in this contest. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 2 goals. The Canadiens had a solid offensive outing in the win. For the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 109 goals (29th in pro hockey) so far this season and have conceded 159. For the current season, they have recorded 37 points and their points percentage sits at .440. Montreal has compiled 131 power play opportunities and they have added 21 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 16.03%. At even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 120 goals while having 88 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal has attempted 1,177 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. The Canadiens thus far have had 1,416 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .888. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 153 power play opportunities (6th in hockey) and have come away with 39 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Sam Montembeault. Montembeault has taken the ice for 78 contests during his hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 24-32-11 and he has started in 64 games. Opponents have notched 242 goals against Montembeault in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.51. Montembeault has seen 2,283 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,041 saves. His save percentage currently is at .894 for his 4,137 minutes guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Montembeault has compiled 28 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .438.
When they took the ice last, New York squared up with the Stars in an outing where the Rangers ended up with the victory by a score of 2-1. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Rangers earned 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued.
So far this year, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 138 goals, 55 points, and a points percentage of .640. They have allowed 115 goals to be scored by way of 91 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Rangers are sitting with 107 goals at even strength and 31 goals (13th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 138 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.46%. New York has tried 1,409 shots (7th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.79%, while allowing their opponents 1,257 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.33% on their oppositions 122 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.9%.
Across the ice you are going to see Igor Shesterkin in net. Shesterkin has accrued a lifetime mark of 82-35-13 and has participated in 132 games. Shesterkin's quality start percentage sits at 68.5% and he has qualified for 87 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 3,689 stops out of the 3,986 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .925. Opponents are averaging 2.34 goals/game and he has given up 297 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 127 games and his ice time sits at 7,603 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-250)
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