Ottawa Senators vs Nashville Predators Predictions, Free NHL Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+235) Predators (-265)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (30-23-8, 5th in the Central Division) play the Ottawa Senators (21-30-11, 7th in the Atlantic Division) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The Senators open this matchup at +235 while the Predators are coming in at -265. The total opens at 6.5. The Senators cover 33.9% of the time, having gone 21-41 SU. The Predators cover 46.6% of the time, going 27-31 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 21 wins and 30 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 164 goals which has them at 13th in the Eastern Conference and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is -43, ranking them 28th in the league. The Senators currently have a total of 53 points, which has them at 29th in the league and 15th in the Eastern Conference. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,881 which has them at 13th in the East and 24th in the league. As a team, Ottawa currently has a total of 1,662 hits which means they have an average of 26.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 799 blocks for this season. The man looking after the net for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg from Orebro, Sweden. He is 25 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,095 mins minding the net this season. Hogberg is conceding an average of 3.07 goals per game which places him at 24th among Eastern Conference goalies and 52nd in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has surrendered 56 goals. He has a save % of .908 which places him at 21st among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Ottawa Senators were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 0 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens in their last contest. The Senators had a below average offensive outing in this loss. For this matchup, they finished 0 out of the 30 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Ottawa racked up a total of 25 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Senators was 48 and the Corsi against was 62 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 43.6%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against was 48, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 42.2%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 60.7% and they had a PDO of 91.2 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens racked up a total of 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 25 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Predators are the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 30 wins and 23 losses. When looking at goal differential, they rank 9th in the conference and 20th in the league with -1. They have a total of 192 goals for this year which is 6th in the West. Nashville has a save % as a team of .897 which has them 26th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 6th in the Western Conference. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.00 goals against average and that places him 24th among West goaltenders and 47th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,938 mins he's played this season, he has surrendered 97 goals. He has a save percentage of .900, which ranks him 28th among West goaltenders and 54th in the NHL among goalies.
The Nashville Predators faced the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Predators ended up with the win by a tally of 4 - 3. In this game, Nashville went home with a 52.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 69 while the opposition had a Corsi of 62. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.6% by notching a Fenwick of 49 and the Blue Jackets having earned a 46 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Nashville had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 103.7 and their oZS percentage was 50.6%. The Predators notched 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Nashville conceded 43 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets earned 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-265)
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