New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/18/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+110) Devils (-137)
The New York Rangers (11-2-1) are on their way to Prudential Center on Saturday where they will take on the New Jersey Devils (8-6-1). The line on this contest has the Rangers at +110 while the Devils are coming in at -137. The total is set at 7.
The New York Rangers had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Blue Jackets in the last game they played. New York accumulated 6 penalty mins in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. The Rangers were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this game. In the outing, they netted 3 out of the 40 shots they tried.
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With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have earned 46 goals (24th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 30. For the year, they have accumulated 23 points and their points percentage is .821. New York steps onto the ice with 45 power play opportunities and they have added 15 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 33.33%. At even strength, the Rangers have allowed 24 goals while scoring 31 of their own. New York has attempted 398 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.6%. The Rangers have seen 384 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .922. New York Rangers opponents have 45 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have earned 6 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Igor Shesterkin. The opposition has been able to score 380 goals against Shesterkin in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.37. Shesterkin has taken the ice for 166 contests during his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .923 for his 9,608 mins on the ice. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 105-44-15 and he started in 161 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Shesterkin has 108 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .671. Shesterkin has seen 4,958 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 4,578 total saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey opposed the Penguins in an outing where the Devils notched a win by a final of 5-2. The Devils scored 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Devils have 34 goals at even strength and 22 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. New Jersey has taken 488 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.48%, while allowing their opponents 452 shots. During this campaign, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 56 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .567. They have allowed 56 goals to be scored by way of 44 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 58 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 37.93%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.78% on their opponents 54 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 87.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek defending the goal. Vanecek has amassed a lifetime mark of 81-36-14 and has been in net for 142 games. Vanecek's quality start rate is 54.9% and he has made 73 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has recorded 3,421 stops out of 3,770 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .907. Teams are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 349 goals overall. He was named a starter in 133 games and has played 7,930 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (-137)
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