New York Islanders vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Canadian Tire Centre
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (5-3-0, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Canadian Tire Centre on Friday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (2-6-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this matchup have the Islanders coming in at -135 and the Senators are at +122. The O/U has been set at 6. The Islanders cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 4-3 SU. Ottawa covers 22.2% of the time, going 2-7 straight up.
0 The goalie for New York is Semyon Varlamov from Kuybyshev, USSR. He is 31 years old and has played 212 mins minding the net for the season. Varlamov is allowing 2.54 GAA which puts him at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 14th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 9 goals. He holds a save % of .923 which puts him at 6th in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3 - 2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Islanders had a middle of the road offensive output in this victory. For this matchup, they finished 3 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. New York racked up a total of 2 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 48 and the Corsi against was 64 giving them a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 40 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.3%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 36 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.4% and they had a PDO of 99.2 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets tallied a total of 36 shots. They finished with a total of 0 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play attempt.
have compiled a total of In net for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a tough season by giving up 3.26 goals per game and that ranks him 19th in the Eastern Conference and 34th in the NHL. In the 295 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 16 goals. He's earned a save % of .895, which puts him at 19th in the Eastern Conference and 34th in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators faced the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Senators got the win by a final score of 5 - 2. In this game, Ottawa went home with a 53.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 41 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.3% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Red Wings finishing with a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 107.1 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. The Senators scored 5 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Red Wings had 5 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Ottawa conceded 36 shots on goal and the Red Wings had 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-135)
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