Blackhawks vs Senators Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-101) Senators (-109)
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (16-22-7, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Chicago Blackhawks (20-20-6, 7th in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at -101 while the Senators are priced at -109. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Blackhawks cover 40.9% of the time, having gone 18-26 SU. The Senators cover 35.6% of the time, going 16-29 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game holding a record of 20 wins and 20 defeats, which is good for 7th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 132 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the conference and 20th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, which is good for 25th in the league. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 46 pts, which has them sitting at 24th in the league and 12th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,421 which has them sitting at 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. As a team, Chicago has a total of 1,032 hits which means they are averaging 22.4 per game. They currently have a total of 580 blocks for this year. The man in goal for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has played a total of 1,457 mins protecting the goal for the campaign. Lehner is giving up 2.88 goals per game which has him sitting 16th among West goaltenders and 31st in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 70 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .923 which has him sitting 6th among West goaltenders.
The Chicago Blackhawks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks their last time out. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. In their game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 33 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance but didn't net one. Chicago ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 63 and the Corsi against was 61 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.8%. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against was 49, meaning they had a rate of 48.4%. They took 25 face-off wins and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 56.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.6 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Anaheim Ducks earned 37 shots. They finished with 2 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play attempt.
The Senators are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 16 victories and 22 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 14th in the East and 28th in the league with -30. They currently have a total of 121 goals for the year which has them ranked at 12th in the conference. Ottawa has a team save % of .898 which has them ranked 24th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 9.0% putting them at 12th in the conference. In net for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a rough year by allowing 3.27 goals against average and that ranks him 28th among Eastern Conference goalies and 59th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,119 minutes he has played this season, he has given up 61 goals. He holds a save percentage of .897, which has him ranking 26th among Eastern Conference goalies and 54th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators faced the Montreal Canadiens in a game where the Senators took the defeat by a final of 2 - 1. In this game, Ottawa earned a 48.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 49 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.8% by earning a Fenwick of 39 and the Canadiens earning a 41 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Ottawa played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.3%. The Senators scored 1 goal of the 42 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 4 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Ottawa gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Canadiens had a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (-101)
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