Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers NHL Game Picks 11/4/2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Madison Square Garden
Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (3-8-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll meet the New York Rangers (5-5-1, 7th in the Metropolitan Division). The Senators open this contest at +175 while the Rangers are priced at -195. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Senators are covering 25.0% of the time, having gone 3-9 SU. New York is covering 45.5% of the time, going 5-6 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators come into the game with a record of 3 wins and 8 losses, which is good for 8th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 31 goals which ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -10, which is good for 25th in the league. The Senators have earned a total of 7 pts, which ranks 31st in the league and 16th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have earned a total of 374 which ranks 13th in the East and 27th in the league. As a team, Ottawa currently has a total of 260 hits which has them averaging 21.7 per game. They have earned a total of 145 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Ottawa is Craig Anderson from Ruse, Bulgaria. He is 38 years old and has been on the ice a total of 446 mins minding the goal for the season. Anderson is giving up 3.09 GAA which has him sitting 12th in the Eastern Conference and 26th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has given up 23 goals. He has a save % of .900 which has him sitting 16th in the Eastern Conference.
The Ottawa Senators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5 - 2 loss against the Boston Bruins their last time out. The Senators didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In their game, they scored on 2 of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Ottawa ended up with 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Senators was 34 and the Corsi against was 34 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 23 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 26, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.9%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.9% and they had a PDO of 93.3 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Rangers are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 5 wins and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they sit 11th in the Eastern Conference and 19th in the league with -1. They currently have a total of 35 goals for the season which has them at 13th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save percentage of .909 which currently has them sitting 13th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.7% which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for New York is Henrik Lundqvist who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 3.58 goals against average and that ranks him 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 38th among goalies in the NHL. In the 335 mins he's played, he's surrendered 20 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .906, which has him ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference and 27th among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Rangers played the Nashville Predators in a game where the Rangers notched a victory by a tally of 2 - 1. In this game, New York went home with a 43.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.7% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Predators earning a 32 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 110.0 and their percentage of oZS was 52.6%. The Rangers notched 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Predators had 5 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. New York gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Predators earned a total of 13 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York (-195)
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