Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 12/19/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Canadian Tire Centre is the site where Anton Forsberg and the Ottawa Senators (9-17-1) will take on the Boston Bruins (14-10-2) on Sunday.
The Boston Bruins will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-1 loss against the Islanders in their previous game. The Bruins had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the outing, they netted 1 of the 41 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. Boston tallied 11 minutes in the box for this contest.
Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 79 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have racked up 15 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 775 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Boston has taken 929 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.5%. While at even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 53 goals while scoring 52 themselves. Boston comes into the game with 76 power play opportunities and they have notched 18 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 23.68%. For the current campaign, they have earned 30 points and their points percentage comes in at .577. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have earned 70 goals (27th in hockey) this season and have surrendered 68.
The player in the crease for this game is Linus Ullmark. Ullmark has been involved in 129 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 57-52-13 and he started in 124 games. The opposition has been able to score 339 goals against Ullmark in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.75. Ullmark has had 3,910 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,571 saves. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 7,392 mins between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Ullmark has tallied 70 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565.
In their last outing, Ottawa went up against the Lightning in an outing where the Senators ended up losing by a score of 2-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Senators scored 1 goal of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have a total of 75 goals, 19 points, and a points percentage of .352. They have allowed 97 goals to be scored by way of 77 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have racked up 57 goals at even strength and 18 goals (13th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 90 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.00%. Ottawa has attempted 774 shots (29th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.69%, while allowing the other team 905 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.27% on their oppositions 88 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Anton Forsberg in the crease. He has a tally of 1,707 saves out of the 1,889 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .904. Forsberg has amassed a career record of 21-34-5 and has been in net for 68 games. He has started in 61 games and has played for a total of 3,421 mins. Forsberg's quality start percentage comes out to 45.9% and he has 28 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 3.19 goals per game and he has allowed 182 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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