Ottawa Senators vs Minnesota Wild NHL Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+158) Wild (-175)
Xcel Energy Center is the site where Alex Stalock and the Minnesota Wild (10-11-4, 7th in the Central Division) will play the Ottawa Senators (11-13-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Senators priced at +158 and the Wild are at -175. The total is set at 6. The Senators are covering 44.0% of the time, having gone 11-14 SU. The Wild are covering 40.0% of the time, going 10-15 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 13 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 66 goals which puts them at 13th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, ranking them 23rd in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 23 pts, which puts them at 28th in the NHL and 14th in the East. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 746 which puts them at 12th in the conference and 25th in the NHL. As a team, Ottawa currently has a total of 515 hits which has them averaging 20.6 per game. They currently have a total of 278 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 721 mins protecting the goal this season. Nilsson is surrendering 2.58 goals against average which has him sitting 6th in the East and 15th in the NHL. So far this season, he's surrendered 31 goals. He's earned a save % of .927 which has him sitting 4th in the East.
The Ottawa Senators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 defeat against the Boston Bruins in their last contest. The Senators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In this game, they scored on 1 of the 34 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but didn't net one. Ottawa racked up 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Senators was 53 and the Corsi against was 32 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 62.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against was 20, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 63.6%. They took 14 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 89.7 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Boston Bruins earned a total of 21 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Wild will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 10 wins and 11 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the conference and 25th in the league with -13. They currently have a total of 69 goals for the year which has them ranked at 12th in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a save % as a team of .894 which has them ranked 24th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% ranking them 6th in the West. In net for Minnesota is Alex Stalock who is having an average year by giving up 2.80 goals per contest and that ranks him 14th in the West and 24th among goalies in the NHL. In the 685 minutes he's played this year, he's allowed 32 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which has him ranking 16th in the West and 28th among goalies in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild faced off against the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Wild got the win by a tally of 3 - 2. For this game, Minnesota earned a 52.8% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 38 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate was 53.7% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Devils having earned a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Minnesota played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO was 104.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.4%. The Wild notched 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. As for their opponent, the Devils had 2 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 1 goal. Minnesota gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Devils ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-175)
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