Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, and the New York Rangers will face off against Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in an East-West showdown. MSG Network will showcase the action, which gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 2.
New York Rangers vs. Nashville Predators Odds
Moneyline odds have not yet been posted for this matchup.
Producing -0.1 units for moneyline bettors, Nashville is 8-5 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That winning percentage, ranked 2nd in the Central Division in this young season, hasn’t moved much from the 47-35 record the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Of the team’s 13 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while four have gone under and none have pushed. Thus far, the team is 6-3 SU at home.
The Predators have converted on 18.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 75.6 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .920 save percentage and 25.6 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (7-2-2) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this season. If head coach Peter Laviolette chooses to give him a breather, however, the team might turn to Juuse Saros (1-3-3 record, .872 save percentage, 3.99 goals against average).
On the visitors’ side of the ice, New York is 4-6 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of five of its outings have gone over the total, while another five have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Rangers are 1-2 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Rangers have converted on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 14th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.6 percent of all penalties.
Henrik Lundqvist (32.2 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the net for New York. Lundqvist has two wins and four losses to his credit, and has registered a .906 save percentage and 3.58 goals against average this year.
New York Rangers at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Over
- The extra-man advantage could prove to be extremely important in this game. The Rangers are 1-2 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 2-3 in games where they serve fewer than 10 penalty minutes, in total. The Predators are 5-2 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 6-4 when total penalty minutes are in the single digits.
- After going 4-2 in games decided by a shootout last year, the Predators are off to a 0-1 start in shootouts this season. New York was 6-5 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.