Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-280) Senators (+225)
The Ottawa Senators (14-22-4) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (31-9-2) at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Carolina at -280 and Ottawa is coming in at +225. The total comes in at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Sharks their last time on the ice. Carolina tallied 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in the win. Additionally, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
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The Hurricanes have had 1,186 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .917. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 82 goals while notching 115 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have recorded 146 power play tries (5th in the league) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 64 points and their points percentage comes in at .762. Carolina has tried 1,383 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.6%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 146 goals (10th in the NHL) on the campaign and have allowed 98. Carolina comes into tonight with 124 power play opportunities and they have scored 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Antti Raanta. In his career, Raanta has recorded 119 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .630. His save percentage sits at .919 during his 11,310 mins in the crease. Raanta has seen 5,708 shots against him and has garnered 5,247 total saves. The opposition has notched 461 goals versus Raanta in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.45. He has earned a mark of 99-67-21 and he has gotten the start in 189 games. Raanta has taken the ice for 209 games during his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Ottawa faced off against the Islanders in a game where the Senators ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-1. They had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Senators scored 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Senators have accumulated 86 goals at even strength and 23 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. Ottawa has attempted 1,219 shots (30th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.94%, while allowing the opposition 1,333 shots. On the season, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 109 goals, 32 points, as well as a points percentage of .400. They have recorded 125 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 18.40%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.65% on their opponents 124 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.9%. They have permitted 135 goals to be scored by way of 111 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Matt Murray between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.75 goals per contest and he has yielded 621 goals overall. Murray's quality start percentage is 52.4% and he has qualified for 121 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He got the starting nod in 231 games and has played for a total of 13,549 minutes. Murray has accrued a career record of 131-72-22 and has been in goal for 239 games. He is sitting with 6,405 stops out of the 7,026 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-280)
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