Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Game Picks 11/19/2019
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+122) Red Wings (-135)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-12-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) host the Ottawa Senators (8-11-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The Senators open this game at +122 while the Red Wings are priced at -135. The total is set at 6.5. The Senators are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 8-12 SU. The Red Wings are covering 31.8% of the time, going 7-15 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 8 wins and 11 defeats, putting them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 55 goals which is 13th in the East and 25th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, putting them at 24th in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 17 pts, which is 29th in the NHL and 16th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 591 which is 12th in the conference and 26th in the NHL. As a group, Ottawa currently has a total of 419 hits which has them averaging 21 per contest. They currently have a total of 228 blocks for this year. The man in goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has totaled 543 minutes protecting the net for the campaign. Nilsson is allowing an average of 2.76 goals against average which ranks him 11th in the Eastern Conference and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has surrendered 25 goals. His save % is .925 which ranks him 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
The Ottawa Senators had a rough game after their 4 - 2 defeat against the Buffalo Sabres in their last game. The Senators had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 23 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Ottawa ended up with 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators was 30 and the Corsi against at even strength was 40 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick was 20 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, which means they earned a rate of 39.2%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 16 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.3% and they had a PDO of 84.8 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Buffalo Sabres racked up a total of 32 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Red Wings are the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 7 wins and 12 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are sitting 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -30. They have a total of 51 goals for this season which has them ranked at 14th in the conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .882 which currently has them ranked 30th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.8% which puts them at 15th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a tough season by giving up 3.17 goals per game and that places him 18th in the Eastern Conference and 35th in the NHL. In the 719 minutes he has played this season, he's allowed 38 goals. His save percentage is .892, which places him at 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 40th in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings faced off against the San Jose Sharks in an outing where the Red Wings took the loss by a final of 4 - 3. For this game, Detroit went home with a 53.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 32 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 28. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Sharks ending the game with a 17 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO was 102.1 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 31.3%. The Red Wings scored 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Detroit conceded 19 shots on goal and the Sharks had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (-135)
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