Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames Expert NHL Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+122) Flames (-135)
Anders Nilsson and the Ottawa Senators (11-13-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday where they'll meet the Calgary Flames (12-12-4, 5th in the Pacific Division). The odds on this matchup have the Senators priced at +122 and the Flames are at -135. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Senators cover 44.0% of the time, having gone 11-14 SU. The Flames cover 36.0% of the time, going 9-16 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 13 losses, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 66 goals which is good for 13th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 23 points, which is good for 28th in the NHL and 14th in the East. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 746 which is good for 12th in the conference and 25th in the NHL. As a unit, Ottawa has earned a total of 515 hits which means they have an average of 20.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 278 blocks for the season. The man in net for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 721 minutes minding the goal for the season. Nilsson is conceding 2.58 goals per game which puts him at 6th among East goalies and 15th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has surrendered 31 goals. He holds a save % of .927 which puts him at 4th among East goalies.
The Ottawa Senators were on the losing side of the ice with a 2 - 1 defeat to the Boston Bruins their last time out. The Senators didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 34 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. Ottawa earned 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators was 53 and the Corsi against was 32 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 62.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against was 20, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 63.6%. They took 14 face-off wins and lost 19 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 89.7 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 21 shots. They had 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Flames will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 12 victories and 12 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the league with -18. They have a total of 67 goals for this year which is 15th in the West. Calgary has a team save percentage of .905 which currently has them ranked 17th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 7.6% putting them at 15th in the West. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.76 goals per game and that places him 12th among Western Conference goaltenders and 22nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,327 minutes he has played, he has surrendered 61 goals. His save percentage is .913, which has him ranked 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames faced off against the Buffalo Sabres in a matchup where the Flames earned a win by a tally of 3 - 2. For this game, Calgary earned a 46.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 38 while the opposition had a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Sabres earning a 34 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Calgary had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 108.3 and they earned an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Flames converted 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Sabres had 2 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Calgary gave way to 36 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary (-135)
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