Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators Hockey Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Canadian Tire Centre
Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (5-9-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) host the Carolina Hurricanes (9-6-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Hurricanes open this game at -200 while the Senators are coming in at +180. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Hurricanes cover 53.3% of the time, having gone 8-7 SU. Ottawa covers 33.3% of the time, going 5-10 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 6 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 51 goals which ranks them 7th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, ranking them 12th in the NHL. The Hurricanes currently have a total of 19 pts, which ranks them 17th in the NHL and 9th in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 532 which ranks them 4th in the East and 8th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina currently has a total of 203 hits which has them averaging 12.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 141 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has played a total of 634 minutes protecting the goal for the campaign. Mrazek is conceding an average of 2.56 goals per game which ranks him 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 27 goals. His save % is .904 which ranks him 15th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 2 defeat against the New York Rangers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Hurricanes didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. For this game, they scored on 2 out of the 47 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Carolina racked up a total of 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 64 and the Corsi against at even strength was 24 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 72.7%. Their Fenwick was 51 while the Fenwick against sat at 21, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 70.8%. They won 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 80.0% and they had a PDO of 81.1 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the New York Rangers earned 19 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Senators will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 5 victories and 9 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are sitting 13th in the East and 24th in the league with -8. They currently have a total of 41 goals for the season which ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has a team save percentage of .904 which has them 18th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 8.8% which puts them at 14th in the conference. In goal for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a rough year by allowing 3.20 goals per game and that ranks him 19th in the East and 35th among goalies in the NHL. In the 506 mins he has played this year, he's given up 27 goals. He holds a save % of .897, which puts him at 17th in the East and 34th among goalies in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators played the Los Angeles Kings in a matchup where the Senators took home the win by a score of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Ottawa had a 54.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 48 and their opponent having a Corsi of 40. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.9% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Kings ending the game with a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Ottawa had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.4 and they earned an oZS percentage of 54.3%. The Senators netted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Kings had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Ottawa gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Kings earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (+180)
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