Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+120) Senators (-143)
Canadian Tire Centre is where the Ottawa Senators (29-41-7) will attempt to beat the Montreal Canadiens (20-47-11) on Saturday. The line on this contest has Montreal at +120 and Ottawa is sitting at -143. The total is 6.
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-3 defeat against the Flyers the last time they stepped on the ice. Montreal garnered 4 mins in the box in this matchup. The Canadiens had an average offensive output in this defeat. Furthermore, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. For the outing, they netted 3 of the 34 shots they attempted.
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The Canadiens have had 2,689 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed 235 goals while having 166 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 263 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have notched 66 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 51 points and their points percentage is .327. Montreal has attempted 2,308 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.5%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 197 goals (31st in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 301. Montreal has accumulated 236 power play opportunities and they have notched 31 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 13.14%.
The man in goal for this game is Carey Price. Price has played in 710 games throughout his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 360-260-79 and he has gotten the start in 698 games. Opponents have notched 1,747 goals versus Price in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.50. Price has seen 20,994 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 19,247 total saves. His save percentage is at .917 in his 41,886 minutes between the pipes. Throughout his time in hockey, Price has 401 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .574.
When they took the ice last, Ottawa faced the Canucks in a game where the Senators took home the win by a tally of 4-3. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Senators scored 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted.
This season, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 208 goals, 65 points, in addition to a points percentage of .422. They have granted a total of 249 goals to be scored by way of 203 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have accumulated 164 goals at even strength and 44 goals (21st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 226 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.47%. Ottawa has put up 2,314 shots (21st in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the other team 2,553 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.43% on their opponents 235 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.2%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Filip Gustavsson defending the net. He has recorded 690 saves out of the 764 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .903. Gustavsson is sitting with a career mark of 9-12-3 and has been in goal for 25 games. He has made the start in 21 games and his ice time sits at 1,395 mins. Gustavsson's quality start rate sits at 57.1% and he has earned 12 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 3.18 goals per game and he has surrendered 74 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+120)
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