Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-165) Senators (+135)
The Ottawa Senators (18-25-4) will take on the Boston Bruins (27-17-4) at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Bruins at -165 while the Senators are priced at +135. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-1 defeat against the Islanders their last time on the ice. Boston garnered 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Bruins left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. They also had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 27 shots they put on goal.
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The Bruins have had 1,408 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .905. While playing at even strength, the Bruins let the opposition score 106 goals while scoring 101 on the offensive side of the ice. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 156 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have notched 28 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have recorded 58 points and their points percentage comes in at .604. Boston has attempted 1,680 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.1%. Concerning scoring goals, the Boston Bruins have racked up 136 goals (21st in hockey) on the year and have conceded 134. Boston is sitting with 141 power play chances and they have notched 35 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 24.82%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jeremy Swayman. The opposition has racked up 57 goals versus Swayman in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 1.93. Swayman has been in goal for 30 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .930 for his 1,774 minutes played. He has compiled an overall record of 16-10-3 and he started in 29 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Swayman is sitting with 21 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .724. Swayman has had 813 shots taken against him and has amassed 756 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Ottawa went up against the Sabres in a game where the Senators notched a victory by a final score of 3-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup but didn't score a goal. The Senators scored 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued.
So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 126 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .426. They have allowed 150 goals to be scored by of a combination of 122 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have racked up 102 goals at even strength and 24 goals (24th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 144 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 16.67%. Ottawa has taken 1,404 shots (30th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.97%, while allowing their opponents 1,586 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.95% on the other teams 147 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Matt Murray protecting the goal. He has compiled 6,541 saves out of the 7,170 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .912. Murray has compiled a lifetime mark of 132-75-22 and has played in 243 games. He got the starting nod in 235 games and has accumulated 13,775 minutes. Murray's percentage of quality starts sits at 52.8% and he has 124 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has allowed 629 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (-165)
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