Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+215) Bruins (-275)
TD Garden is the venue where Linus Ullmark and the Boston Bruins (5-4-0) will take on the Ottawa Senators (3-7-1) on Tuesday. The Bruins open this contest at -275 while the Senators are priced at +215. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Senators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-3 defeat to the Lightning in the last game they played. The Senators had an average offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. Ottawa amassed 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Senators came in at 38 and the Corsi against was at 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. They accounted for 24 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were at 38.7% and they had a PDO of 98.7 in this game.
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The Senators have had 377 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .894. At even strength, the Senators have conceded 32 goals while having 21 on offense. Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 29 power play opportunities (27th in the league) and have come away with 8 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 7 points and their points percentage is .318. Ottawa has taken 328 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.5%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 28 goals (25th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 40. Ottawa steps onto the ice with 35 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 20.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Matt Murray. Over the course of his time in hockey, Murray has 116 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .523. His save percentage is at .911 for his 13,002 mins on the ice. Murray has seen 6,725 shot attempts against him and has amassed 6,129 saves. The opposition has notched 596 goals against Murray in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.75. He has amassed an overall record of 127-69-20 and he has started in 222 games. Murray has been involved in 230 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Boston went up against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Bruins ended up losing by a final score of 5-2. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts. The Bruins recorded 2 goals of the 44 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 92 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. Boston wound up with a 61.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Boston had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate was 61.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 52 and the Maple Leafs having earned a 32 Fenwick at even strength.
So far this year, the Boston Bruins have accumulated 24 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of .556. They have allowed 26 goals to be scored by way of 19 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Bruins have accumulated 17 goals at even strength and 7 goals (19th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 28 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.00%. Boston has attempted 318 shots (26th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.55%, while allowing the other team 252 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.86% on their opponents 29 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Linus Ullmark between the pipes. He has compiled 3,363 saves out of 3,685 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .913. Ullmark is the owner of a career mark of 53-49-13 and has been in net for 122 games. He has started in 117 contests and has been on the ice for 6,977 minutes. Ullmark's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.6% and he has accumulated 65 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has relinquished 322 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (+215)
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