Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 12/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Friday, December 23, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+112) Senators (-134)
The Ottawa Senators (14-16-2) will go up against the Detroit Red Wings (14-11-7) at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday. The line on this contest has Detroit at +112 and Ottawa is opening at -134. The total has been set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 7-4 victory over the Lightning in their previous game. Detroit accumulated 14 penalty minutes in this game. The Red Wings had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they converted 7 of the 31 shots they tried.
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When at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 82 goals while scoring 74 on offense. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 96 power play opportunities (27th in pro hockey) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 97 goals (23rd in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 103. Detroit has taken 933 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.4%. For the current season, they sit with 35 points and their points percentage is .547. The Red Wings thus far have had 1,019 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .899. Detroit steps onto the ice with 116 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 19.83%.
The man in net for this game is Ville Husso. Opponents have tallied 211 goals versus Husso in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.74. Husso has played in 80 matchups over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 4,626 mins played. He has amassed an overall mark of 46-19-12 and was named the starter in 76 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Husso has recorded 42 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .553. Husso has had 2,399 shots against him and has gathered 2,188 saves.
When they took the ice last, Ottawa opposed the Jets in a matchup where the Senators went home in defeat by a final of 5-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Senators netted 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they took.
The Senators have accumulated 63 goals at even strength and 35 goals (4th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Ottawa has put up 1,072 shots (11th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,030 shots. So far this year, the Ottawa Senators have accounted for 98 goals, 30 points, in addition to a points percentage of .469. They have granted a total of 103 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 123 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.46%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.34% on their oppositions 117 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%.
Across the rink you will find Anton Forsberg between the pipes. Forsberg has accrued a lifetime record of 42-54-11 and has participated in 119 games. Forsberg's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.1% and he has qualified for 59 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has accounted for 3,186 stops out of the 3,505 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .909. His opposition is averaging 3.06 goals per game and he has surrendered 319 goals altogether. He has started in 109 games and his ice time sits at 6,261 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+112)
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