Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers - 12/16/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+123) Panthers (-136)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (15-12-5, 6th in the Atlantic Division) host the Ottawa Senators (14-17-2, 7th in the Atlantic Division) at BB&T Center on Monday, December 16, 2019. The Panthers open this matchup at -136 while the Senators are priced at +123. The O/U opens at 6. The Senators cover 42.4% of the time, having gone 14-19 SU. Florida covers 41.4% of the time, going 12-17 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 14 wins and 17 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 90 goals which has them sitting at 12th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL. Their goal differential is -12, which is good for 24th in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 30 points, which has them sitting at 26th in the NHL and 13th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 997 which has them sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the NHL. As a group, Ottawa has earned a total of 818 hits which has them averaging 24.8 per game. They currently have a total of 412 blocks for this year. The man protecting the net for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has played 1,033 mins protecting the net for the year. Nilsson is surrendering 3.02 GAA which places him at 23rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 45th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has surrendered 52 goals. His save % is .913 which places him at 14th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Senators had a good offensive output in this victory. In this game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Ottawa ended up with a total of 13 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 59 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 44.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against was 50, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 40.5%. They earned 30 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 44.6% and they had a PDO of 104.4 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Columbus Blue Jackets earned 41 shots. They finished with 11 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play attempts.
The Panthers will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 15 wins and 12 losses. In terms of goal differential, they are currently sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL with +1. They currently have a total of 106 goals for the season which is 6th in the East. Florida has a team save percentage of .895 which has them ranked 26th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% ranking them 7th in the conference. In net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a tough year by surrendering 3.14 GAA and that ranks him 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 53rd in the NHL. In the 1,451 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 76 goals. He has a save percentage of .900, which has him ranking 25th among Eastern Conference goalies and 48th in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers faced the Boston Bruins in a game where the Panthers ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4 - 2. In their game, Florida had a 53.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 60 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 52. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Bruins having earned a 40 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 67.3%. The Panthers netted 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Bruins had 3 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Florida gave way to 42 shots on goal and the Bruins ended up with a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+123)
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