Ottawa Senators vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks 10/17/2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights (4-2-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Ottawa Senators (1-4-0, 8th in the Atlantic Division) at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -255 while the Senators are coming in at +226. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Senators cover 20.0% of the time, having gone 1-4 SU. The Golden Knights cover 57.1% of the time, going 4-3 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 0 loss against the Minnesota Wild in their previous game. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In their game, they netted 0 out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Ottawa racked up 14 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Senators was 32 and the Corsi against was 37 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 46.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, which means they had a rate of 46.8%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 48.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Minnesota Wild racked up 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 12 penalty mins and they earned a total of 6 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 2 total points this season, which ranks them 29th in the NHL. They are 24th in the league in goals scored with 12 while they've given up 19 goals, ranking them 14th overall. They have had 17 power play opportunities and have scored 0 goals on those chances for a percentage of 0%. That is 28th in the NHL. The Senators have allowed 22 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 17th in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.16% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 22nd in the league in stopping the puck.
The Vegas Golden Knights went up against the Los Angeles Kings in a game where the Golden Knights earned a victory by a final score of 5 - 2. In this game, Vegas wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 44 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 49.3% by earning a Fenwick of 36 and the Kings having earned a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vegas played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 102.8 and their percentage of oZS was 36.1%. The Golden Knights notched 5 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and were able to notch 3 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Kings had 3 power play chances but were not able to use the chance to their advantage. Vegas conceded 38 shots on goal and the Kings earned a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 10th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That ranks them 6th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 22 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 95%. That is 1st in the NHL. As a team, the Golden Knights are 4th in the league with 24 goals scored while they've given up 14 goals, which is 22nd overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.88%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Ottawa is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.7%, as they've attempted 200 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 219 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.5% as they have 144 attempts while they have given up 159 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time, which is 13th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 113 face-off wins compared to 103 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That ranks them 8th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 104 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Golden Knights are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 117 face-off wins compared to 138 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.9%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Vegas has 123 hits and they have blocked 53 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. Vegas is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2% as they've attempted 203 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 210 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.7% ranks 18th as they have 155 attempts while they have given up 157 shots on the defensive end.
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