Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Predictions, Free NHL Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+140) Senators (-155)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (15-47-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (22-31-12, 7th in the Atlantic Division). The odds on this matchup have the Red Wings coming in at +140 and the Senators are at -155. The over/under has been set at 6. The Red Wings are covering 20.3% of the time, having gone 13-51 SU. The Senators are covering 33.9% of the time, going 22-43 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings come into this matchup with a record of 15 victories and 47 losses, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 130 goals which puts them at 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -120, putting them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings have earned a total of 34 points, which puts them at 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 1,800 which puts them at 16th in the conference and 31st in the league. As a unit, Detroit has obtained a total of 1,364 hits which means they are averaging 20.7 per contest. They have earned a total of 704 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has totaled 2,259 mins defending the goal for the year. Bernier is surrendering 2.95 goals per game which has him sitting 22nd among East goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 111 goals. He has a save % of .906 which has him sitting 23rd among East goaltenders.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 7 - 1 defeat to the Minnesota Wild in their previous game. The Red Wings could have played much better offensively in this defeat. For this matchup, they converted 1 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Detroit ended up with 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 61.5%. Their Fenwick was 42 while the Fenwick against sat at 32, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.8%. They won 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 59.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 75.8 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Minnesota Wild tallied a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 6 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play chances.
The Senators will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 22 victories and 31 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the East and 28th in the NHL with -42. They have earned a total of 174 goals for this season which is 13th in the conference. Ottawa has a save percentage as a team of .902 which has them sitting 17th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.8% which puts them at 12th in the East. In goal for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg who is having a bad year by allowing 3.05 goals per contest and that has him 24th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 50th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,220 mins he's played this year, he has given up 62 goals. He has a save percentage of .909, which ranks him 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 35th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators played the Vancouver Canucks in an outing where the Senators earned a victory by a mark of 5 - 2. For this game, Ottawa had a 51.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 61 while the opposition had a Corsi of 58. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.5% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Canucks finishing with a 42 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Ottawa played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO of 116.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 41.7%. The Senators converted 5 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Canucks had 2 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Ottawa gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up 7 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (-155)
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