Ottawa Senators vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 11/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+240) Avalanche (-400)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (4-10-1) head to Ball Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Colorado Avalanche (8-5-1). The odds on this contest have the Senators coming in at +240 and the Avalanche are at -400. The total is set at 5.5.
The Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 4-0 loss against the Flames in their last game. The Corsi for the Senators was sitting at 34 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.2%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 38.7% and they had a PDO of 88.0 for this matchup. Ottawa accounted for 15 penalty mins for this game. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. They earned 19 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 5 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. For the outing, they weren't able to score on any of the 27 shots they put on net.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have 42 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have scored 11 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 513 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .899. Ottawa has attempted 440 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.2%. When at even strength, the Senators have given up 41 goals while scoring 27 themselves. Ottawa comes into the game with 51 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 17.65%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 9 points and their points percentage is .300. With respect to their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 36 goals (30th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 52.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. Murray has taken the ice for 231 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a mark of 127-70-20 and he has started in 223 games. The opposition has racked up 599 goals versus Murray in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.75. Murray has had 6,761 shots against him and has recorded 6,162 total saves. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 13,060 mins between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Murray has accrued 117 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .525.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado faced the Kraken in a matchup where the Avalanche got the win by a final score of 7-3. Their PDO was 113 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest and converted 2 goals out of those attempts. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.8% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Kraken earning a 24 Fenwick at even strength. The Avalanche recorded 7 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they attempted. Colorado earned a 55.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado played and it was a good performance overall.
Colorado has tried 447 shots (30th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 11.86%, while allowing the other team 442 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.58% on their opponents 38 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have recorded 55 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.82%. The Avalanche are sitting with 41 goals at even strength and 12 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 44 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have tallied 53 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .607.
For the opposition you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper protecting the net. He is sitting with 6,477 stops out of the 7,065 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .917. Kuemper has earned a lifetime mark of 113-87-32 and has participated in 253 games. He has made the start in 236 games and has played for a total of 14,257 minutes. Kuemper's quality start rate comes out to 56.8% and he has made 134 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.47 goals per contest and he has allowed 588 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+240)
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