New York Islanders vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 12/7/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-134) Senators (+110)
Ilya Sorokin and the New York Islanders (5-10-5) are headed to Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday where they'll meet the Ottawa Senators (6-15-1). The line on this matchup has the Islanders coming in at -134 and the Senators are at +110. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 44.2% and their PDO was 100.3 in this game. They recorded 22 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 16 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. The Corsi for the Islanders came in at 39 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 47.0%. New York accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. The Islanders had a below average offensive performance in the loss. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 24 shots they put on net.
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When talking about scoring goals, the New York Islanders have accumulated 38 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) for the season and have surrendered 59. For the current season, they have racked up 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .375. New York has 56 power play chances and they have notched 8 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 14.29%. When at even strength, the Islanders let the opposition score 49 goals while getting 30 on the offensive side of the ice. New York has attempted 567 shots and has a shot percentage of 6.7%. The Islanders have had 645 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. New York Islanders opponents have totaled 58 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have scored 10 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has played in 37 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a record of 18-12-7 and he has gotten the start in 36 games. Opponents have been able to score 82 goals against Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.30. Sorokin has had 1,043 shots taken against him and he has 961 saves. His save percentage sits at .921 during his 2,139 minutes on the ice. During his career on the ice, Sorokin has tallied 24 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .667.
In their last game, Ottawa faced off against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Senators notched a victory by a score of 6-5. Ottawa went home with a 47.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Ottawa had and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Avalanche earning a 39 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 99 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Senators converted 6 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those chances.
This season, the Ottawa Senators have earned 57 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .295. They have allowed 86 goals to be scored by way of 67 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Senators have scored 44 goals at even strength and 13 goals (20th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 74 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.57%. Ottawa has put up 631 shots (29th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.03%, while allowing the opposition 767 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 72.86% on their opponents 70 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.8%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Anton Forsberg protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 3.32 goals/game and he has surrendered 176 goals overall. Forsberg's percentage of quality starts comes in at 42.1% and he has accumulated 24 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 57 games and has played 3,178 mins. Forsberg is the owner of a career record of 18-33-5 and has played in 64 games. He has accounted for 1,602 stops out of the 1,778 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .901.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ottawa (+110) and under 6 goals
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