New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames Prediction, 10/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+105) Flames (-133)
The New York Rangers (3-2-0) are hitting the road to Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Calgary Flames (2-3-1). The moneyline on this game has the Rangers at +105 and the Flames are opening at -133. The total comes in at 7.
The New York Rangers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Kraken their last time on the ice. New York accumulated 15 minutes in the box for this game. The Rangers had a impressive offensive output in the win. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to net one. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 27 shots they put on net.
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New York Rangers opponents have tallied 16 power play tries (23rd in professional hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those attempts. The Rangers so far have had 119 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. New York has tried 152 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.9%. While playing at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 8 goals while scoring 11 on offense. New York is sitting with 15 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 26.67%. For the current campaign, they have 6 points and their points percentage comes in at .600. In regard to scoring goals, the New York Rangers have tallied 15 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 12.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Igor Shesterkin. For his career, Shesterkin has 104 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .662. He has a save percentage of .923 during his 9,361 mins on the ice. Shesterkin has had 4,843 shots taken against him and has amassed 4,470 saves. Opponents have notched 373 goals versus Shesterkin in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.39. He has compiled a mark of 101-44-15 and he started in 157 games. Shesterkin has taken the ice for 162 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Calgary faced the Red Wings in a game where the Flames ended up losing by a score of 6-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Flames recorded 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted.
This season, the Calgary Flames are sitting with 16 goals, 5 points, and a points percentage of .417. They have allowed 22 goals to be scored by way of 21 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded. The Flames are sitting with 13 goals at even strength and 3 goals (18th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 20 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.00%. Calgary has taken 202 shots (2nd in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.92%, while allowing their opponents 175 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 95.45% on the other teams 22 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 87.4%.
For the opposition you will find Jacob Markstrom in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,145 goals overall. Markstrom's quality start rate comes out to 52.6% and he has 223 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 424 games and has played for a total of 25,265 mins. Markstrom has accumulated a career record of 193-175-56 and has played in 441 games. He has recorded 11,484 saves out of 12,629 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-133)
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