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According to Sportsline the New York Rangers are +180 underdogs but their simulated win percentage is very different and we see this as a pick with a lot of value. Get the pick for this game at Sportsline.com.
SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B-
At 20-20-7 the Rangers are behind their money line projected win total of 20.1 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 13 good wins and one bad loss. They have won 30% of their road games and were expected to win 37%. At home they have a 54% win percentage vs an expected win rate of 48%. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (5-6-1, 42%) is better than their expected 39% win percentage. In simulations where the Rangers played every other team (neutral ice in playoffs) they won just 39.5% of the time (#26 in the league). They have moved up from #29 in the league back on 1/10.
Their record is better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.62 which ranks #27 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #21. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #15 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #31 in road games. Their average goal differential in their past 8 games is -1.12.
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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)
Before the season, the Rangers were projected for 87.2 points (average per simulation), and their projected points has been up and down this season. On 11/23 their projected points was up to 87.5 before dropping to 73.9 on 1/11. From the start of the season to now their chances are down to 77.3%. The playoffs are not likely with their 1.8% chance and a projected #11 finish in the conference. The odds still give them a sliver of hope to win the East at 0.7% (150/1 odds) and a 0.3% chance of winning it all (300/1).
Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher
Rangers' Season Forecast Changes
Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.
|89||Buchnevich, Pavel||RW||6-3||196||04/17/1995||No College|
|72||Chytil, Filip||LW||6-2||208||09/05/1999||No College|
|77||DeAngelo, Tony||D||5-11||180||10/24/1995||No College|
|17||Fast, Jesper||RW||6-1||192||12/02/1991||No College|
|25||Gettinger, Tim||LW||6-6||220||04/14/1998||0||No College|
|13||Hayes, Kevin||C||6-5||216||05/08/1992||No College|
|21||Howden, Brett||C||6-3||195||03/29/1998||No College|
|20||Kreider, Chris||LW||6-3||216||04/30/1991||No College|
|55||Lindgren, Ryan||D||6-0||198||02/11/1998||No College|
|30||Lundqvist, Henrik||G||6-1||180||03/02/1982||No College|
|32||Mazanec, Marek||G||6-4||187||07/18/1991||No College|
|8||McLeod, Cody||LW||6-2||204||06/26/1984||No College|
|54||McQuaid, Adam||D||6-4||210||10/12/1986||No College|
|90||Namestnikov, Vladislav||LW||6-0||184||11/22/1992||No College|
|24||Nieves, Boo||C||6-3||212||01/23/1994||No College|
|44||Pionk, Neal||D||6-0||186||07/29/1995||No College|
|22||Shattenkirk, Kevin||D||6-0||206||01/29/1989||No College|
|76||Skjei, Brady||D||6-3||214||03/26/1994||No College|
|42||Smith, Brendan||D||6-2||195||02/08/1989||No College|
|18||Staal, Marc||D||6-4||213||01/13/1987||No College|
|16||Strome, Ryan||C||6-1||194||07/11/1993||No College|
|26||Vesey, Jimmy||LW||6-3||199||05/26/1993||No College|
|93||Zibanejad, Mika||C||6-2||213||04/18/1993||No College|
|36||Zuccarello, Mats||RW||5-8||184||09/01/1987||No College|