New York Rangers vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/15/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-194) Canucks (+160)
The New York Rangers (31-14-8) are on their way to Rogers Arena on Wednesday where they will compete against the Vancouver Canucks (21-29-4). The odds on this game have New York at -194 while Vancouver is opening at +160. The total has been set at 7.
The New York Rangers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-2 win over the Hurricanes in their previous game. New York had 4 mins in the box in this game. The Rangers had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 19 shots they put on goal.
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When at even strength, the Rangers let the opposition score 111 goals while notching 139 when they are on offense. New York Rangers opponents have totaled 150 power play tries (28th in the NHL) and have scored 28 goals in those attempts. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have racked up 176 goals (12th in hockey) on the season and have given up 139. New York has tried 1,709 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. For the year, they have 70 points and their points percentage is sitting at .660. The Rangers have seen 1,559 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. New York comes into tonight with 163 power play opportunities and they have notched 37 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 22.70%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin has participated in 138 games throughout his NHL career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 85-37-14 and he has started in 133 games. Opponents have notched 313 goals against Shesterkin in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.36. Shesterkin has had 4,168 shot attempts against him and he has 3,855 total saves. His save percentage currently is .925 in his 7,958 mins played. During his career on the ice, Shesterkin has compiled 90 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .677.
Their last time out, Vancouver squared up with the Red Wings in a game where the Canucks took a loss by a final score of 6-1. The Canucks scored 1 goal out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
On the season, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 178 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .426. They have allowed 217 goals to be scored by way of 162 goals at even strength and 55 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have 136 goals at even strength and 42 goals (9th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 184 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.83%. Vancouver has attempted 1,660 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the other team 1,687 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 65.41% on their opponents 159 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 87.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Spencer Martin in the crease. He has accrued 1,013 stops out of the 1,144 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .885. Martin has accrued a career mark of 14-17-5 and has played in 38 contests. He has started in 36 games and has played for a total of 2,167 minutes. Martin's quality start percentage comes out to 38.9% and he has accumulated 14 quality starts in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 3.63 goals per contest and he has relinquished 131 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+160)
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