New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators - 2/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators - 2/20/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (18-25-4) vs New York Rangers (31-13-5)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +230 / New York Rangers -110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators host the New York Rangers in Sunday NHL Action.

The New York Rangers come into this road contest with an overall record of 31-13-5. Through 49 games, the Rangers are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 149 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York is the 4th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.53 goals per game. So far, the Rangers have a strength of schedule rating of 21st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the New York Rangers with an overall record of 18-25-4. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division. Through 47 games, the Senators have scored 127 goals, giving them an average of 2.68. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, Ottawa is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.19 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Ottawa's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In his team's 49 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 40 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 11.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 33 goals, 52.0% have come during power play time. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.05 goals per game. In his 31 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In Ottawa's 47 games, he has come up with 16 goals and 20 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +2. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.78 goals per game. In his 22 games played, he has turned in 12 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In New York's 49 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 27-18. So far, the Rangers have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 14 of their 25 road games. On the season, the New York Rangers have a per-game scoring differential of 0.47. Even when playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.12 goals. Heading into their game with the Ottawa Senators, the Rangers have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 56% of the overall scoring. Over this stretch, the team has managed to play above .500 hockey, despite scoring more than their average of 2.53 goals per game, just 2 times.

 

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Joe’s Pick New York Rangers -110

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