Coyotes vs Rangers Prediction - NHL Picks 10/16/23

New York Rangers (1-1) vs Arizona Coyotes (1-0)

Game Info: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -230 / Arizona Coyotes +188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes will play the New York Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Coyotes won their first game of the season against the Devils, while the Rangers have split their first two games. 

Coyotes Preview

The Arizona Coyotes are 1-0-0 this season after they defeated the New Jersey Devils by a score of 4-3 in a shootout in their first game. Arizona led 2-0 in the second period, but they went into the third period down 3-2. The Coyotes were able to tie it up in the third and get the win in a shootout. Arizona was out shot by a total of 36-33 and went 2-7 on the power play in the win. The Coyotes won 50.8% of the face-offs and recorded 21 hits in the game. Nick Schmaltz led the Coyotes with one goal, one assist, and two shots on goal in the game. The projected starting goalie for Arizona is Connor Ingram, who will be making his first appearance of the year. 

Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers are 1-1-0 this season after they lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 5-3 in their last game. New York scored the first goal in this game, but they allowed the next four goals for the loss. The Rangers out shot Columbus by a total of 42-21 and went 1-3 on the power play in the game. New York defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 5-1 in their first game of the season. The New York Rangers are scoring 4.00 goals per game and they are allowing 3.00 goals against per game, while going 28.6% on the power play and 75% on the penalty kill this year. Chris Kreider has led the Rangers this season with three goals, one assist, and seven shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for New York is Igor Shesterkin, who is 1-1-0 this year with a 3.09 goals against average and a .870 save percentage. 

New York Rangers Team Facts

  • The Rangers have lost four of their last five games as home favorites.
  • The home team has covered the puck line in eight of the last nine games between the Coyotes and Rangers.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the last six games between the Coyotes and Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Rangers have won the third period in each of their last five games as favorites following a road loss.

Arizona Coyotes Team Facts

  • The favorites have won 13 of the Coyotes' last 14 games.
  • The Coyotes have failed to cover the puck line in four of their last five games at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Coyotes have lost the second period in each of their last seven night games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in three of the Coyotes' last four games following a shootout win.

New York Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Bonino has scored a goal in each of his last four home appearances against the Coyotes.
  • Nick Bonino has recorded at least one point in each of his last six home appearances against the Coyotes.
  • Adam Fox has recorded at least one assist in each of the Rangers' last four games as favorites against the Coyotes.
  • Chris Kreider ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (1) this season.

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Clayton Keller has scored a goal in three of the Coyotes' last four games as underdogs against the Rangers.
  • Nick Schmaltz has recorded at least one point in each of his four previous appearances at Madison Square Garden.
  • Nick Schmaltz has recorded at least one assist in each of his four previous appearances with his team as an underdog against the Rangers.
  • Clayton Keller ranks T4th in the league for multi-assist game (1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Rangers ranks 1st in the league for shots against per game this season (23.0).
  • The New York Rangers ranks T1st in the league for power play goals against this season (1).
  • The Arizona Coyotes ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (0).
  • The Arizona Coyotes ranks T30th in the league for opponent goals in Period 2 per game this season (3.00).

Pick

Arizona was one of the worst teams in the NHL last season, but they started this season with a huge win on the road in New Jersey. New York got a nice win in their first game of the season, but lost to Columbus in their second game, despite doubling their shots on goal. The Rangers need to continue playing like they have offensively, as they will win most of the games that are played like that. Defensively, I expect New York to bounce back with Shesterkin in net. Take the Rangers -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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