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NHL Picks: Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers (October 19, 2023)

The New York Rangers (2-1-0) will compete against the Nashville Predators (1-3-0) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

  • Game: Nashville Predators vs New York Rangers
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
  • TV: MSG+
  • Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+155) Rangers (-180)

The New York Rangers (2-1-0) will compete against the Nashville Predators (1-3-0) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Nashville at +155 while New York opens at -180. The total has been set at 6.

Nashville Predators @ New York Rangers Odds

Moneyline
Nashville Predators   +155
New York Rangers   -180

Puck Line
Nashville Predators   1.5 (-165)
New York Rangers   -1.5 (+140)

Total
Over   6.0 (-105)
Under   6.0 (-115)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA)Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

In their most recent match, the Nashville Predators suffered a 6-1 loss to the Oilers. Nashville had 11 penalty minutes in the game and managed to score only 1 goal from their 3 power play attempts. The Predators struggled offensively, scoring on just 1 of their 43 shots.

Nashville’s opponents have had 15 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals. The Predators have faced 118 shots and have a save percentage of .881. Nashville has attempted 144 shots and has a shooting percentage of 6.3%. They have scored 7 goals at even strength and have allowed 8 goals in the same situations. On the power play, the Predators have had 17 chances and have converted 2 of them (11.76%). Nashville currently has 2 points and a points percentage of .250. They have scored 9 goals and conceded 14 goals so far this season.

Juuse Saros will be in goal for the Nashville Predators in this game. Saros has a career record of 148-98-27 and has started in 273 games. He has allowed a total of 716 goals with a goals against average of 2.59. Saros has faced 8,836 shots and has made 8,120 saves, giving him a save percentage of .919. He has recorded 169 quality starts with a percentage of .619.

In their previous matchup, the New York Rangers secured a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes. The Rangers had 3 power play opportunities and capitalized on 1 of them. They scored 2 goals on 28 shots on goal.

The Rangers have taken 101 shots and have a shooting percentage of 9.90%. They have allowed their opponents to take 73 shots. New York has a penalty kill percentage of 77.78% on 9 power play opportunities. Their save percentage is currently at 90.4%. The Rangers have converted 30.00% of their 10 power play opportunities. They have scored 7 goals at even strength and 3 goals on the power play. Defensively, they have allowed 5 goals at even strength and 2 goals while shorthanded. The Rangers have scored a total of 10 goals and have 4 points with a points percentage of .667.

Igor Shesterkin will be in goal for the New York Rangers. He has allowed an average of 2.37 goals per game and has a career record of 101-43-15. Shesterkin has started in 156 games and has played a total of 9,328 minutes. He has made 4,456 saves out of 4,825 shots, giving him a save percentage of .924. Shesterkin has recorded 104 quality starts with a rate of 66.7%.

According to my analysis, my pick for this NHL game is to take Nashville at +175.

The Pick: Nashville at +155

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