Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - 12/11/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+111) Canadiens (-123)
Anders Nilsson and the Ottawa Senators (13-17-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Bell Centre on Wednesday where they'll meet the Montreal Canadiens (13-11-6, 5th in the Atlantic Division). The Senators open this contest at +111 while the Canadiens are coming in at -123. The over/under is set at 6. The Senators are covering 41.9% of the time, having gone 13-18 SU. The Canadiens are covering 39.3% of the time, going 11-17 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 13 victories and 17 losses, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 84 goals which is 12th in the conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is -12, ranking them 25th in the league. The Senators have earned a total of 27 points, which is 28th in the league and 14th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 933 which is 11th in the East and 22nd in the league. As a unit, Ottawa has obtained a total of 606 hits which means they have an average of 19.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 343 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 910 mins in net for the season. Nilsson is conceding 3.03 goals per contest which has him ranked 17th in the Eastern Conference and 38th in the NHL. So far this season, he has allowed 46 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .913 which has him ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference.
The Ottawa Senators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 win over the Boston Bruins in their previous contest. The Senators had a solid offensive output in the win. In this outing, they finished 5 of the 28 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Ottawa racked up 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 54 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 34.9%. Their Fenwick was 24 while the Fenwick against was 31, which tells us they had a rate of 43.6%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 24.6% and they had a PDO of 119.2 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins earned 40 shots. They had 6 penalty minutes and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Canadiens will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 13 victories and 11 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the conference and 21st in the NHL with -6. They currently have a total of 95 goals for the year which is 7th in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has a team save % of .894 which has them sitting 25th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are shooting 9.0% which puts them at 12th in the East. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having a tough season by giving up 3.04 goals per game and that has him 18th among East goaltenders and 39th in the NHL. In the 1,402 mins he's played, he has surrendered 71 goals. He has a save % of .902, which has him ranking 17th among East goaltenders and 36th in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens faced the New York Rangers in an outing where the Canadiens got the victory by a score of 2 - 1. For this game, Montreal wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 46 while the opposition had a Corsi of 46. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.7% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Rangers ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Montreal played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 102.6 and their oZS percentage was 48.0%. The Canadiens netted 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Rangers had 2 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Montreal conceded 30 shots on goal and the Rangers had 2 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-123)
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