Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+243) Canadiens (-285)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (18-13-9) host the Ottawa Senators (14-26-4) at Bell Centre on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Senators priced at +243 and the Canadiens are at -285. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat to the Jets in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.8 for this matchup. They totaled 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 15 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.1%. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 36 and the Corsi against was at 36 which means they had a Corsi rate of 50.0%. Ottawa garnered 10 minutes in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. The Senators didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the matchup, they converted 2 out of the 29 shots they launched.
The Senators have had 1,438 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .887. While at even strength, the Senators have allowed the opponent to score 131 goals while scoring 94 of their own. Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 134 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have racked up 32 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have earned 32 points and their points percentage sits at .364. Ottawa has attempted 1,369 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.5%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 116 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 163. Ottawa has 138 power play chances and they have scored 22 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 15.94%.
The player in the crease for this game is Matt Murray. Murray has taken the ice for 222 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 124-66-20 and was named the starter in 214 games. Opponents have notched 581 goals against Murray in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.77. Murray has seen 6,520 shot attempts against him and has accrued 5,939 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .911 during his 12,566 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Murray has compiled 110 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .514.
Their last time out, Montreal faced the Flames in a game where the Canadiens took a loss by a final score of 4-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens scored 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 92 and their oZS percentage was 47.5%. Montreal wound up with a 47.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Montreal played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 33 and the Flames finishing with a 43 Fenwick.
The Canadiens have scored 100 goals at even strength and 22 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Montreal has attempted 1,311 shots (9th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.31%, while allowing their opponents 1,132 shots. Over the course of the season, the Montreal Canadiens have a total of 122 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have a tally of 109 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.18%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.92% on their opponents 130 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.2%. They have granted a total of 111 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jake Allen protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has surrendered 715 goals altogether. Allen's quality start rate is 54.5% and he has 157 quality starts in his career. He has started in 288 games and his ice time sits at 17,127 mins. Allen is the owner of a lifetime record of 154-101-30 and has played in 306 games. He has compiled 7,454 stops out of the 8,169 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .912.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-285) and under 6 goals
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