Canadiens vs Senators Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/11/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-147) Senators (+133)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (18-20-7, 6th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday where they'll meet the Ottawa Senators (16-22-5, 7th in the Atlantic Division). The Canadiens open this game at -147 while the Senators are coming in at +133. The total is set at 6.5. The Canadiens are covering 37.2% of the time, having gone 16-27 SU. The Senators are covering 37.2% of the time, going 16-27 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this matchup holding a record of 18 victories and 20 losses, putting them at 6th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 139 goals which is good for 9th in the East and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is -7, putting them at 21st in the league. The Canadiens currently have a total of 43 points, which is good for 26th in the league and 13th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,579 which is good for 1st in the East and 2nd in the league. As a group, Montreal has a total of 1,168 hits which has them averaging 26 per contest. They currently have a total of 533 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has played 2,115 mins minding the net for the season. Price is surrendering an average of 3.01 goals per contest which puts him at 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 39th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 106 goals. He's earned a save % of .901 which puts him at 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 loss against the Edmonton Oilers their last time out. The Canadiens had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In their game, they netted 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Montreal earned a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.1%. Their Fenwick was 42 while the Fenwick against was 33, telling us they have a rate of 56.0%. They took 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 29 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 61.1% and they had a PDO of 93.0 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers racked up 26 shots. They had 4 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Senators will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 16 victories and 22 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they currently sit 14th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the league with -29. They have earned a total of 118 goals for the year which puts them at 12th in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has a save percentage as a team of .897 which is good for 22nd in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which is good for 12th in the East. In goal for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a bad year by allowing 3.27 GAA and that places him 27th among East goaltenders and 58th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,119 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 61 goals. His save percentage is .897, which has him sitting 24th among East goaltenders and 52nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators squared up with the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Senators took the defeat by a tally of 6 - 1. For this game, Ottawa went home with a 47.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 51 and the other team having a Corsi of 57. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.0% by notching a Fenwick of 40 and the Capitals having a 47 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Ottawa played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 88.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.3%. The Senators scored 1 goal of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Capitals had 1 power play attempt but didn't put the puck in goal. Ottawa allowed 41 shots on goal and the Capitals racked up 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+133)
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