Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-222) Senators (+180)
Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (5-14-1) play the Montreal Canadiens (9-5-3) at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Canadiens coming in at -222 and the Senators are at +180. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Canadiens had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat to the Senators in their last outing. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 54 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 55.1%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.1% and their PDO was 96.2 for this matchup. Montreal earned 8 mins in the box for this matchup. The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.4%. They tallied 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 30 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 32 shots they launched.
The Canadiens have had 491 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 31 goals while earning 47 on offense. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 68 power play tries (2nd in the NHL) and have scored 15 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 21 points and their points percentage comes in at .618. Montreal has attempted 577 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.9%. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 57 goals (8th in the league) so far this season and have given up 46. Montreal comes into the game with 52 power play opportunities and they have tallied 10 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.23%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carey Price. Price has taken the ice for 692 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 353-253-76 and he has started in 680 games. Opponents have notched 1,701 goals against Price in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Price has had 20,522 shots against him and he has 18,821 total saves. His save percentage currently is .917 for his 40,833 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Price has 390 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .574.
In their win over Montreal, Ottawa had a 44.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Ottawa played and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.6% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 104 and their percentage of oZS was 39.9%. The Senators recorded 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but didn't score a goal.
This season, the Ottawa Senators have a total of 47 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .275. They have permitted 80 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have accumulated 39 goals at even strength and 8 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 73 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.96%. Ottawa has taken 646 shots (2nd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.28%, while allowing the opposition 622 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 74.24% on the other teams 66 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 87.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Marcus Hogberg in goal. He has accounted for 954 stops out of 1,069 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .892. Hogberg has accumulated a lifetime record of 7-15-9 and has participated in 38 contests. He has started in 32 games and has played 1,980 minutes. Hogberg's percentage of quality starts sits at 37.5% and he has qualified for 12 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 3.49 goals per game and he has given up 115 goals altogether.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ottawa (+180) and under 6.5 goals
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