Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+138) Devils (-175)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators travel to Prudential Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils. The Devils open this game at -175 while the Senators are priced at +138. The total is set at 5.5.
The Senators were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-0 loss against the Flames in their previous outing. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 38.7% and their PDO was 88.0 in this game. They accumulated 19 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. The Corsi for the Senators came in at 34 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.2%. Ottawa compiled 15 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For the game, they weren't able to convert any of the 27 shots they put on net.
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The Senators have had 513 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. When playing at even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 41 goals while notching 27 themselves. Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 42 power play opportunities (20th in professional hockey) and have tallied 11 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 9 points and their points percentage sits at .300. Ottawa has tried 440 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.2%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 36 goals (28th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 52. Ottawa skates onto the rink with 51 power play opportunities and they have added 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.65%.
The player in the crease for this game is Matt Murray. Opponents have notched 599 goals versus Murray in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.75. Murray has been in net for 231 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 13,060 minutes played. He has amassed a win-loss record of 127-70-20 and he has started in 223 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Murray has accumulated 117 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .525. Murray has had 6,761 shot attempts against him and has amassed 6,162 saves.
In their last contest, New Jersey went up against the Rangers in a game where the Devils took the loss by a score of 4-3. New Jersey earned a 47.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 36 and the Rangers finishing with a 50 Fenwick. Their PDO was 100 and their oZS percentage was 48.3%. The Devils scored 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this outing and earned 1 goal on that try.
New Jersey has attempted 436 shots (19th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.40%, while allowing the opposition 438 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.00% on their opponents 50 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%. They have a tally of 41 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.07%. The Devils have scored 34 goals at even strength and 7 goals (23rd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 40 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the New Jersey Devils have earned 41 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .607.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mackenzie Blackwood in net. Blackwood has accrued a lifetime mark of 48-41-13 and has participated in 109 games. Blackwood's quality start rate is 54.4% and he has accumulated 56 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 3,050 saves out of 3,344 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.81 goals/game and he has surrendered 294 goals overall. He has started in 103 games and has racked up 6,267 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (-175) and under 5.5 goals
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