Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers Prediction, 3/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Rangers (39-19-10) will take on the Nashville Predators (34-25-7) on Sunday.
The Nashville Predators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 loss against the Blackhawks in their last outing. The Predators had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 36 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Nashville had 2 minutes in the box in this outing.
Nashville Predators opponents have recorded 218 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. The Predators so far have had 2,195 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Nashville has tried 2,013 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.2%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have given up 150 goals while getting 147 themselves. Nashville has compiled 205 power play chances and they have notched 38 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 18.54%. For the season, they have earned 75 points and their points % is .568. In the matter of scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have earned 185 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 190.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has been involved in 273 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 140-91-26 and he was named the starter in 257 games. Opponents have notched 672 goals versus Saros in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Saros has seen 8,309 shot attempts taken against him and he has 7,637 saves. His save percentage currently is at .919 during his 15,640 mins guarding the cage. For his professional hockey career, Saros has tallied 159 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .619.
In their last contest, New York went up against the Penguins in a matchup where the Rangers ended up with the win by a score of 4-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Rangers notched 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
For the season, the New York Rangers have notched a total of 222 goals, 88 points, and a points percentage of .647. They have allowed 189 goals to be scored by of a combination of 150 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. The Rangers have racked up 174 goals at even strength and 48 goals (14th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 206 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.30%. New York has put up 2,166 shots (16th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.25%, while allowing the other team 1,991 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.69% on the other teams 192 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Igor Shesterkin in goal. Shesterkin has amassed a career mark of 93-40-14 and has participated in 149 contests. Shesterkin's quality start percentage sits at 65.3% and he has 94 quality starts in his professional career. He is sitting with 4,124 saves out of 4,471 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .922. Opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per contest and he has allowed 347 goals altogether. He has been a starter 144 games and has been on the ice for 8,610 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville
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