Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 12/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+240) Hurricanes (-305)
Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes (15-5-1) host the Ottawa Senators (4-14-1) at PNC Arena on Thursday. The Senators open this contest at +240 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -305. The O/U opens at 6.
The Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-2 defeat to the Kings their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 42 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 39 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 51.9%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 61.7% and their PDO was 94.4 for this one. Ottawa recorded 16 penalty minutes in this game. The Senators had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.3%. They compiled 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to win the face-off. They also had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. While out there on the ice, they scored on 2 of the 32 shots they put on net.
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The Senators have had 652 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. At even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 58 goals while notching 35 as an offensive unit. Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 58 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have scored 15 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 9 points and their points percentage comes in at .237. Ottawa has attempted 556 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.3%. In terms of their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 46 goals (29th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 73. Ottawa is sitting with 63 power play chances and they have added 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 17.46%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Filip Gustavsson. Opponents have notched 46 goals versus Gustavsson in his career and his goals against rate is 2.79. Gustavsson has taken the ice for 18 games during his hockey career. His save percentage is .919 for his 989 minutes played. He has earned a win-loss record of 8-6-3 and he was named the starter in 15 games. During his career on the ice, Gustavsson has compiled 10 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .667. Gustavsson has seen 565 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 519 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Carolina faced the Stars in a matchup where the Hurricanes ended up losing by a tally of 4-1. Their PDO at even strength was 74 and their oZS percentage was 68.6%. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 70.8% with a Fenwick of 51 and the Stars having a 21 Fenwick at even strength. The Hurricanes recorded 1 goal out of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. Carolina wound up with a 69.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all.
The Hurricanes have earned 54 goals at even strength and 13 goals (12th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Carolina has tried 692 shots (14th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.68%, while allowing their opponents 580 shots. On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 67 goals, 31 points, as well as a points percentage of .738. They have a total of 70 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 18.57%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.65% on their oppositions 81 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.9%. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are likely to see Frederik Andersen in the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,029 goals in total. Andersen's quality start percentage is 56.9% and he has qualified for 226 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 397 games and has played 23,539 mins. Andersen is the owner of a lifetime record of 237-105-48 and has been in goal for 409 games. He has accrued 11,187 saves out of 12,216 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+240)
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