Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets Expert NHL Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+142) Blue Jackets (-157)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (9-9-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Ottawa Senators (11-11-1, 6th in the Atlantic Division) at Nationwide Arena on Monday, November 25, 2019. The Blue Jackets open this contest at -157 while the Senators are priced at +142. The over/under has been set at 6. The Senators are covering 47.8% of the time, having gone 11-12 SU. Columbus is covering 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators step onto the ice holding a record of 11 wins and 11 defeats, ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 65 goals which is 12th in the East and 22nd in the league. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Senators have a total of 23 pts, which is 21st in the league and 11th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have a total of 687 which is 11th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the league. As a group, Ottawa currently has a total of 472 hits which means they have an average of 20.5 per contest. They have a total of 255 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has played 662 mins in net this season. Nilsson is surrendering 2.63 goals against average which has him ranked 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he has allowed 29 goals. He's earned a save % of .928 which has him ranked 2nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 win over the New York Rangers their last time out. The Senators had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 4 of the 39 shots they tried. They also had 5 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals out of those chances. Ottawa had 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Senators was 33 and the Corsi against at even strength was 27 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.0%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.3%. They earned 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 44.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.6 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New York Rangers racked up 31 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they had 4 power play opportunities.
The Blue Jackets will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 9 victories and 9 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they rank 14th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the NHL with -14. They have compiled a total of 58 goals for the season which ranks them 15th in the East. Columbus has a save % as a team of .893 which currently has them sitting 24th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 7.8% ranking them 16th in the East. In net for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.04 goals against average and that has him 15th among East goalies and 31st among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 988 mins he's played this season, he has given up 50 goals. He's earned a save % of .897, which has him sitting 21st among East goalies and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Columbus Blue Jackets went up against the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Blue Jackets took a loss by a score of 4 - 3. For this matchup, Columbus earned a 55.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 40 while their opponent had a Corsi of 32. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Jets earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO of 81.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 64.0%. The Blue Jackets converted 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing and converted 3 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Jets had 3 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. Columbus allowed 31 shots on goal and the Jets had a total of 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (-157)
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