Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers - 4/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (46-20-6) vs Ottawa Senators (26-38-6)
Game Info: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -250 / Ottawa Senators +188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers host the Ottawa Senators in Saturday NHL Action.
The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-38-6. Through 70 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 189 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.21 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 4th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 22nd ranked team in the NHL.
The New York Rangers get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 46-20-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 72 games, the Rangers have scored 220 goals, giving them an average of 3.0. This output gives them a rank of 16th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.54 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 18th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.
Through 70 games, the Ottawa Senators' leading goal scorer is Joshua Norris. With his 15 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 46. On the season, he is turning 21.5% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Senators have benefited from the strong play of Brady Tkachuk, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Ottawa's 70 games, he has come up with 24 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.0%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -5.0 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.73 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York's 72 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 65 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.5%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 47 goals, 53.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +14.0. The New York Rangers' top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.1 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 34 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 28-40-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 13-19-2. On the season, 44.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the SenatorsComing into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 28-43-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-20. On the season, 43.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. With a line set at 6 goals, look for this matchup to be a low-scoring contest, falling below the betting line.
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