Devils vs. Senators Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/27/20
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+109) Senators (-131)
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (17-23-8, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the New Jersey Devils (17-24-7, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) on Monday. The Senators open this matchup at -131 while the Devils are coming in at +109. The over/under has been set at 6. The Devils cover 32.6% of the time, having gone 15-31 SU. The Senators cover 35.4% of the time, going 17-31 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this game holding a record of 17 victories and 24 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 124 goals which ranks 15th in the East and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -45, putting them at 30th in the NHL. The Devils have earned a total of 41 points, which ranks 29th in the NHL and 15th in the Eastern Conference. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,505 which ranks 11th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the NHL. As a unit, New Jersey has earned a total of 897 hits which means they have an average of 18.7 per game. They have earned a total of 587 blocks for this season. Looking after the goal for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has totaled 1,949 mins protecting the net for the year. Blackwood is surrendering an average of 2.96 GAA which puts him at 20th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 96 goals. His save % is .905 which puts him at 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 0 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their last game. The Devils had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For this game, they finished 0 of the 41 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. New Jersey had 16 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 59 and the Corsi against was 45 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 56.7%. Their Fenwick was 44 while the Fenwick against was 37, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.3%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 82.1 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets earned 31 shots. They finished with 18 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Senators are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 17 wins and 23 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are currently sitting 14th in the Eastern Conference and 26th in the league with -30. They have a total of 130 goals for this season which ranks them 14th in the conference. Ottawa has a save % as a team of .900 which currently has them ranked 23rd in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 9.1% putting them at 12th in the East. In net for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg who is having a rough year by giving up 2.91 GAA and that has him 19th among Eastern Conference goalies and 36th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 618 mins he's played this season, he's given up 30 goals. He has a save percentage of .907, which has him ranking 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators played the Calgary Flames in a matchup where the Senators notched a win by a tally of 5 - 2. In this outing, Ottawa wound up with a 27.8% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 27 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 70. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 29.6% by notching a Fenwick of 21 and the Flames having a 50 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO of 119.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 31.3%. The Senators netted 5 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one and scored 1 on that try. Concerning their opponent, the Flames had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Ottawa allowed 42 shots on goal and the Flames racked up 2 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ottawa (-131) and under the total goals
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