Ottawa Senators vs Dallas Stars NHL Game Picks 10/21/2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
American Airlines Center
Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (1-5-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) head to American Airlines Center on Monday where they'll take on the Dallas Stars (2-7-1, 6th in the Central Division). The Senators open this contest at +197 while the Stars are coming in at -220. The total is set at 6. The Senators are covering 14.3% of the time, having gone 1-6 SU. The Stars are covering 20.0% of the time, going 2-8 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 1 win and 5 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 16 goals which has them ranked at 14th in the East and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, ranking them 29th in the league. The Senators currently have a total of 3 pts, which has them ranked at 30th in the league and 16th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 222 which has them ranked at 14th in the conference and 25th in the league. As a group, Ottawa has compiled a total of 157 hits which has them averaging 22.4 per game. They currently have a total of 90 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Ottawa is Craig Anderson from Ruse, Bulgaria. He is 38 years old and has played a total of 295 mins protecting the net for the season. Anderson is conceding 3.26 goals per game which has him ranking 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 32nd in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he has given up 16 goals. He holds a save percentage of .895 which has him ranking 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators had a rough game after their 5 - 2 defeat against the Arizona Coyotes in their last contest. The Senators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 36 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Ottawa earned a total of 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Senators was 50 and the Corsi against was 52 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 49.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 while the Fenwick against sat at 34, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 53.4%. They earned 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.6% and they had a PDO of 77.8 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Arizona Coyotes tallied a total of 27 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they earned 5 power play chances.
The Stars are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 2 wins and 7 losses. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the West and 28th in the league with -9. They have earned a total of 21 goals for the year which has them at 10th in the West. Dallas has a team save percentage of .899 which currently has them ranked 15th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 8.0% putting them at 13th in the Western Conference. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.57 goals against average and that has him 9th among West goalies and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 419 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 18 goals. He holds a save % of .913, which has him sitting 10th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Dallas Stars opposed the Philadelphia Flyers in an outing where the Stars took home the victory by a score of 4 - 1. For this game, Dallas had a 37.8% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 28 while their opponent had a Corsi of 46. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 41.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Flyers finishing with a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO was 123.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 34.7%. The Stars scored 4 goals out of the 16 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those tries. Concerning the opposition, the Flyers had 4 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Dallas allowed 39 shots on goal and the Flyers ended up with a total of 9 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (-220)
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