Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-208) Senators (+170)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (12-20-4) play the Montreal Canadiens (15-8-9) at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. The Canadiens open this matchup at -208 while the Senators are coming in at +170. The total is set at 6.5.
The Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 win against the Oilers in their previous outing. The Canadiens had a good offensive outing in this victory. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 32 shots they tried. They also had 4 chances on the power play but didn't net one. Montreal garnered 13 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 49 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 26 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 65.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 19, giving them a Fenwick rate of 64.8%. They accumulated 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.8 for this matchup.
The Canadiens have had 911 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 59 goals while scoring 83 as an offensive unit. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 109 power play tries (13th in professional hockey) and have come away with 25 goals in those chances. For the season, they have earned 39 points and their points percentage is sitting at .609. Montreal has taken 1,060 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 103 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have given up 84. Montreal has 88 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 22.73%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Carey Price. Price has participated in 703 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed an overall mark of 359-255-79 and was named the starter in 691 games. The opposition has been able to score 1,727 goals versus Price in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.50. Price has had 20,836 shots taken against him and he has 19,109 saves. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 41,503 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Price has accrued 397 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .575.
In their last game, Ottawa went up against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Senators took the defeat by a final of 3-2. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Senators had 2 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 32.0%. Ottawa earned a 38.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Ottawa had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 38.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Maple Leafs earning a 51 Fenwick.
Ottawa has attempted 1,136 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.10%, while allowing their opponents 1,159 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.36% on the other teams 110 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 88.4%. They have a tally of 117 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 13.68%. The Senators have earned 76 goals at even strength and 16 goals (26th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have 92 goals, 28 points, as well as a points percentage of .389.
Across the rink you will find Matt Murray defending the net. Murray has accumulated a lifetime record of 124-65-20 and has participated in 221 contests. Murray's percentage of quality starts comes out to 51.2% and he has qualified for 109 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 5,907 stops out of 6,485 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .911. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals per contest and he has allowed 578 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 213 games and his ice time sits at 12,507 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+170)
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