Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Tips 11/11/2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (9-7-1, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Ottawa Senators (6-9-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -250 while the Senators are coming in at +155. The total opens at 6.5. The Senators are covering 37.5% of the time, having gone 6-10 SU. The Hurricanes are covering 50.0% of the time, going 8-8 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 6 wins and 9 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 45 goals which puts them at 13th in the East and 24th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 23rd in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 13 pts, which puts them at 27th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 495 which puts them at 12th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. As a group, Ottawa has compiled a total of 351 hits which means they have an average of 21.9 per game. They currently have a total of 192 blocks for this year. Looking after the goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has racked up 450 mins protecting the goal this season. Nilsson is giving up 2.66 goals against average which ranks him 8th among Eastern Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 20 goals. He has a save percentage of .930 which ranks him 3rd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Ottawa Senators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes in their previous game. The Senators had a good offensive output in the win. In this outing, they earned a goal on 4 of the 30 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Ottawa earned a total of 13 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Senators was 31 and the Corsi against was 50 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 38.3%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 35, which earned them a rate of 40.7%. They took 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 27 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 53.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 123.5 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes earned a total of 39 shots. They ended the game with 13 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 9 victories and 7 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are currently ranked 9th in the conference and 15th in the league with +2. They have a total of 52 goals for the season which puts them at 7th in the East. Carolina has a team save % of .897 which has them ranked 23rd in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 9.1% ranking them 13th in the East. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.56 goals per contest and that has him ranked 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 634 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has given up 27 goals. He's earned a save % of .904, which places him at 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 32nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes squared up with the Ottawa Senators in a game where the Hurricanes took the loss by a score of 4 - 1. In this game, Carolina wound up with a 61.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 50 and their opponent having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick rate was 59.3% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Senators ending the game with a 24 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Carolina had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 76.5 and their oZS percentage was 46.9%. The Hurricanes netted 1 goal of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this one and were able to net 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Senators had 4 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Carolina gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Senators racked up a total of 13 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-250)
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