Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils NHL Point Spread Picks 11/13/2019
Game: Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+145) Devils (-165)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (5-7-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Ottawa Senators (6-10-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) at Prudential Center on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The Senators open this contest at +145 while the Devils are coming in at -165. The over/under has been set at 6. The Senators are covering 35.3% of the time, having gone 6-11 SU. New Jersey covers 26.7% of the time, going 4-11 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 10 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 47 goals which ranks 13th in the East and 22nd in the league. Their goal differential is -11, which puts them at 25th in the league. The Senators have a total of 13 pts, which ranks 29th in the league and 16th in the East. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 524 which ranks 11th in the East and 22nd in the league. As a group, Ottawa has compiled a total of 374 hits which means they are averaging 22 per contest. They have a total of 203 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has totaled 483 mins defending the net for the season. Nilsson is surrendering an average of 2.98 goals per contest which has him placed 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goalies. So far this season, he's allowed 24 goals. He holds a save percentage of .921 which has him placed 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 8 - 2 defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Senators offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In this matchup, they converted 2 out of the 29 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Ottawa had 13 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Senators was 33 and the Corsi against was 52 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against sat at 41, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 36.9%. They earned 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 38.7% and they had a PDO of 92.4 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up 43 shots. They had a total of 13 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Devils are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 5 victories and 7 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are currently ranked 14th in the conference and 27th in the league with -17. They have compiled a total of 41 goals for the year which is good for 15th in the East. New Jersey has a team save percentage of .878 which has them 30th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 8.7% putting them at 14th in the East. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having a rough season by giving up 2.93 goals per game and that places him 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 27th among goalies in the NHL. In the 636 mins he has played, he's given up 31 goals. His save % is .896, which places him at 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 35th among goalies in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils played the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Devils took home the win by a score of 2 - 1. For this matchup, New Jersey went home with a 44.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 while the opposition had a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.3% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Canucks ending the game with a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 105.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.9%. The Devils notched 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and netted 1 out of those tries. As for their opponent, the Canucks had 3 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. New Jersey conceded 31 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+145)
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