Los Angeles Kings vs Ottawa Senators NHL Tips 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Canadian Tire Centre
Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (4-9-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (5-10-0, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Kings priced at -102 and the Senators are at -108. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Kings are covering 33.3% of the time, having gone 5-10 SU. The Senators are covering 28.6% of the time, going 4-10 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 10 losses, putting them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 39 goals which has them ranked at 13th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is -21, putting them at 30th in the league. The Kings have a total of 10 points, which has them ranked at 29th in the league and 15th in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 545 which has them ranked at 3rd in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a team, Los Angeles has racked up a total of 231 hits which has them averaging 15.4 per game. They have a total of 158 blocks for the year. The man in net for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 532 minutes minding the goal for the campaign. Quick is conceding 4.40 goals against average which puts him at 24th in the West and 50th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 39 goals. He holds a save % of .859 which puts him at 22nd in the West.
The Los Angeles Kings will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. The Kings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Los Angeles ended up with 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 35 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick was 25 while the Fenwick against was 25, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 76.9 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs racked up 23 shots. They had 6 minutes in the box and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Senators will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 4 victories and 9 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 13th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the league with -9. They currently have a total of 38 goals for the year which has them sitting at 12th in the conference. Ottawa has a team save percentage of .903 which has them 17th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.8% which is good for 14th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a tough year by surrendering 3.20 goals against average and that places him 18th in the Eastern Conference and 33rd among goalies in the NHL. In the 506 mins he's played, he's surrendered 27 goals. He has a save % of .897, which places him at 17th in the Eastern Conference and 31st among goalies in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators squared up with the New York Islanders in a matchup where the Senators took the loss by a tally of 4 - 1. In this outing, Ottawa had a 39.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 29 and their opponent having a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick rate was 41.5% by notching a Fenwick of 22 and the Islanders ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Ottawa had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 87.0 and their oZS percentage was 40.0%. The Senators netted 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this one but didn't score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Islanders had 2 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Ottawa gave up 32 shots on goal and the Islanders had a total of 18 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (-108)
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