Senators vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+122) Jets (-135)
Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (18-25-11, 7th in the Atlantic Division) go to Bell MTS Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (27-23-5, 4th in the Central Division). The line on this matchup has the Senators priced at +122 and the Jets are at -135. The O/U is set at 6. The Senators are covering 33.3% of the time, having gone 18-36 SU. The Jets are covering 46.2% of the time, going 24-28 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators head into this game holding a record of 18 wins and 25 losses, which puts them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 145 goals which has them sitting at 13th in the Eastern Conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -33, which puts them at 27th in the league. The Senators have compiled a total of 47 pts, which has them sitting at 29th in the league and 15th in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,616 which has them sitting at 12th in the East and 22nd in the league. As a group, Ottawa has a total of 1,416 hits which means they are averaging 26.2 per contest. They have compiled a total of 704 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg from Orebro, Sweden. He is 25 years old and has been on the ice a total of 866 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Hogberg is surrendering an average of 2.98 goals per contest which has him ranked 22nd among Eastern Conference goalies and 46th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 43 goals. His save percentage is .909 which has him ranked 17th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Ottawa Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche in their previous contest. The Senators had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. For this game, they netted 1 out of the 26 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Ottawa earned 2 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators was 52 and the Corsi against was 46 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against was 37, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 51.3%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 33 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.2 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche earned a total of 34 shots. They had a total of 4 minutes in the box and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Jets will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 27 victories and 23 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league with -7. They have compiled a total of 160 goals for the season which ranks 8th in the West. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .908 which has them sitting 11th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 7th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average campaign by allowing 2.69 goals against average and that ranks him 8th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,500 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 112 goals. He holds a save % of .920, which ranks him 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL among goalies.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the St. Louis Blues in a matchup where the Jets ended up with the victory by a final of 4 - 2. For this game, Winnipeg earned a 48.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 46 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage was 43.1% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Blues having a 41 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg played and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 114.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 51.7%. The Jets notched 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Blues had 3 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Winnipeg conceded 37 shots on goal and the Blues had 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+122)
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