Philadelphia Flyers vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks 11/15/2019
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (-200) Senators (+130)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (10-5-3, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Canadian Tire Centre on Friday where they'll meet the Ottawa Senators (7-10-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division). The Senators open this game at +130 while the Flyers are coming in at -200. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Flyers are covering 46.7% of the time, having gone 7-8 SU. The Senators are covering 38.9% of the time, going 7-11 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this matchup with a record of 10 wins and 5 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 54 goals which puts them at 8th in the East and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 13th in the NHL. The Flyers have earned a total of 23 points, which puts them at 10th in the NHL and 6th in the East. When talking about shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 618 which puts them at 5th in the conference and 10th in the NHL. As a group, Philadelphia has a total of 290 hits which has them averaging 16.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 156 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has totaled 640 mins protecting the net this year. Hart is allowing an average of 2.53 GAA which has him ranking 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has given up 27 goals. He has a save percentage of .904 which has him ranking 16th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 loss to the Washington Capitals their last time out. The Flyers didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. In this game, they netted 1 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Philadelphia had 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Flyers was 41 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 47.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against was 37, which gave them a rate of 43.1%. They won 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 39.6% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Washington Capitals put up 36 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
The Senators will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they have 7 victories and 10 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they rank 13th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the NHL with -9. They have earned a total of 51 goals for the season which is good for 12th in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has a save % as a team of .903 which has them sitting 19th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which puts them at 12th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson who is having a rough year by surrendering 2.98 GAA and that places him 13th among East goaltenders and 28th among goalies in the NHL. In the 483 minutes he's played this year, he's surrendered 24 goals. He holds a save % of .921, which ranks him 4th among East goaltenders and 9th among goalies in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators faced the New Jersey Devils in a matchup where the Senators ended up with the victory by a final of 4 - 2. In this game, Ottawa went home with a 55.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 41 while their opponent had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 56.7% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Devils having a 26 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Ottawa played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 108.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 43.5%. The Senators scored 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Devils had 3 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Ottawa allowed 23 shots on goal and the Devils racked up 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-200)
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