Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders NHL Game Picks 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (10-3-0, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) host the Ottawa Senators (3-8-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) at Barclays Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Senators coming in at +239 and the Islanders are at -270. The O/U opens at 6. The Senators are covering 25.0% of the time, having gone 3-9 SU. The Islanders are covering 75.0% of the time, going 9-3 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 3 wins and 8 defeats, ranking them 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 31 goals which ranks them 16th in the East and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -10, ranking them 25th in the NHL. The Senators currently have a total of 7 points, which ranks them 31st in the NHL and 16th in the East. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 374 which ranks them 13th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the NHL. As a team, Ottawa currently has a total of 260 hits which has them averaging 21.7 per game. They currently have a total of 145 blocks for this year. Protecting the goal for Ottawa is Craig Anderson from Ruse, Bulgaria. He is 38 years old and has totaled 446 mins minding the goal for the campaign. Anderson is conceding an average of 3.09 GAA which places him at 12th among East goalies and 26th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has allowed 23 goals. He has a save % of .900 which places him at 16th among East goalies.
The Ottawa Senators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 defeat to the Boston Bruins in their previous contest. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. While out there on the ice, they netted 2 out of the 32 shots they put on net. They also had 5 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Ottawa had a total of 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 34 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which gave them a rate of 46.9%. They took 23 face-off wins and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 51.9% and they had a PDO of 93.3 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins earned 32 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
The Islanders will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 10 victories and 3 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the conference and 7th in the league with +10. They currently have a total of 39 goals for the season which ranks 11th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .929 which currently has them ranked 2nd in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 11.1% which is good for 2nd in the conference. In goal for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average season by giving up 2.14 goals per contest and that has him 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the NHL. In the 392 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's allowed 14 goals. He holds a save % of .929, which places him at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL.
The New York Islanders squared up with the Buffalo Sabres in a game where the Islanders took home the win by a mark of 1 - 0. For this matchup, New York earned a 42.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 34 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 46. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 41.7% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Sabres finishing with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that New York had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 105.9 and their oZS percentage was 53.6%. The Islanders notched 1 goal out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but didn't score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Sabres had 3 power play chances but were not able to score a goal. New York gave up 27 shots on goal and the Sabres racked up 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-270)
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