New York Rangers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction - 02/20/23
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 20, 2023, 10:17:32 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Jets money line||+125|
|Jets spread||+1.5 (-175)|
|Rangers money line||-180|
|Rangers spread||-1.5 (+165)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Winnipeg Jets||New York Rangers|
|Home / road record||14-13-1||16-9-4|
|Goals per game||3.73||3.22|
|Goals allowed per game||3.22||2.61|
|Shots per game||32.5||33.6|
|Shots allowed per game||29.5||31.8|
|Over / under record||14-36-6||26-28-1|
On Monday night, the Winnipeg Jets are set to visit the New York Rangers at the Madison Square Garden. These two teams previously faced off earlier this season in Winnipeg, with the Jets emerging as 4-1 winners. In that game, Mark Scheifele scored twice and Sam Gagner also scored and Kyle Connor added an empty-netter for the Jets. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 40 shots.
The Jets will be looking to repeat their success in their upcoming match against the Rangers, and the home advantage could work in their favor.
In their last game the Winnipeg Jets suffered a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, marking their first game of a four-game road trip. While this analysis was written prior to the conclusion of their second game in New Jersey, the Jets had just ended a three-game winning streak at home. Currently, the club boasts a 14-12-1 record on the road this season and stands in second place in the Central Division.
Despite the loss, Winnipeg had started the game off strong, taking the lead with just two seconds left in the first period on a power-play goal by Kyle Connor. However, the Blue Jackets managed to turn the game around and scored three unanswered goals, two of which were in the final 10 minutes of the match, ultimately earning them the victory. David Rittich, the Jets' goaltender, made 21 saves out of 23 shots.
Looking ahead, it is likely that Connor Hellebuyck, who holds a record of 25-15-1 and has a 2.41 goals-against average and .924 save percentage, will be in the net for the Jets. Winnipeg has been quite impressive defensively this season, allowing just 2.61 goals per game, which ranks third overall. Additionally, they hold the fourth position in the league for penalty killing, with an 83.3% success rate.
Blake Wheeler was able to contribute an assist and had entered Sunday’s game against New Jersey with six points over his last four games. Meanwhile, Kyle Connor still leads the team with 62 points. In terms of offense, the Jets currently rank 16th in the league for goals per game, averaging 3.15. They also hold the 14th position in the league for power-play success, with a rate of 21.8%.
As the Jets continue their road trip, their focus will be on improving their performance in away games. With a record of 14-12-1, they have performed relatively well on the road this season. However, with just over a month left in the regular season, every game is crucial for the Jets as they fight to maintain their position in the Central Division and secure a spot in the playoffs.
In conclusion, the Jets' recent loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets marked the end of a three-game winning streak at home and the beginning of a four-game road trip. While the loss was disappointing, Winnipeg has proven to be a strong defensive team this season, allowing just 2.61 goals per game and holding a top-five position in penalty killing. The team will need to continue to improve their performance on the road as they strive to maintain their position in the division and secure a spot in the playoffs.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers have been on a tremendous run recently, winning six games in a row and climbing the standings. They head into their next game with a record of 33-14-8 on the season, thanks to a remarkable 22-5-3 run in their last 30 games. Their most recent victory was a hard-fought 6¿5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers, in which they were outshot in the firt period but managed to outplay their opponents according to the expected goal rate.
The Rangers have been propelled by their strong offense, which has been scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game. Leading the way are top forwards Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad, and Vincent Trocheck, who have combined for an impressive 62 goals and 97 assists so far this season. But the rest of the team has also been contributing, with Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, and Kaapo Kakko adding 52 goals and 46 assists between them. Even the defensemen have been getting in on the act, with Adam Fox and K'Andre Miller chipping in with 16 goals and 65 assists from the point.
The Rangers' defense has also been instrumental in their success, allowing an average of just 2.65 goals per game. Fox and Ryan Lindgren have been a formidable pairing, combining for 8.5 defensive point shares and 159 blocked shots. Meanwhile, K'Andre Miller, Braden Schneider, and Jacob Trouba have provided valuable depth to the unit, with a combined 7.8 defensive point shares. In goal, Igor Shesterkin has been outstanding, with a .915 save percentage and a 2.52 goals-against average on 1164 shots faced, saving the team 10.6 goals above average.
With such a well-rounded team, the Rangers are a force to be reckoned with in the league. They will be looking to extend their winning streak and continue their climb up the standings in their upcoming games. The offense will be counting on their star players to keep delivering, while the defense and goaltending will aim to keep the opposition at bay. If they can maintain their form, the Rangers could be a team to watch in the postseason.
INJURIES: No injuries listed.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 8 games.
Winnipeg are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against NY Rangers.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Winnipeg's last 16 games on the road.
Winnipeg are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers' last 7 games.
NY Rangers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers' last 5 games against Winnipeg.
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The Jets' recent struggles on the offensive end have been evident in their last two games, where they failed to score more than two goals per game. However, it's worth noting that the Jets have already beaten the Rangers earlier this season, which may give them a slight edge going into this matchup.
On the other hand, the Rangers are coming off a loss against the Flames, which ended their winning streak. While their record against the spread at home has not been profitable, their five-game winning streak at home could give them the momentum they need to secure a victory against the Jets.
Taking into account the current form of both teams, it seems that the Rangers may have the upper hand in this matchup. With a stronger record at home and a recent winning streak, they are in a better position to take on the struggling Jets. However, in the game of hockey, anything can happen, and the Jets may be able to pull off a surprise victory. Fans of both teams will surely be eagerly watching to see how this matchup plays out.
PICK: Rangers ML (-180)
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