Nashville Predators vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-250) Senators (+205)
The Ottawa Senators (26-37-6) welcome the Nashville Predators (40-25-4) at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday. The line on this contest has Nashville at -250 while Ottawa is at +205. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Nashville Predators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-2 win against the Wild in their last game. Nashville garnered 28 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 4 attempts on the power play and notched 3 goals. The Predators played really well in this victory. For the game, they scored on 6 out of the 33 shots they launched.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have racked up 228 goals (11th in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 199. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 84 points and their points % is .609. Nashville skates onto the rink with 212 power play opportunities and they have tallied 53 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 25.00%. At even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 150 goals while scoring 175 as an offensive unit. Nashville has tried 2,038 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. The Predators have had 2,223 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Nashville Predators opponents have recorded 240 power play opportunities (1st in the NHL) and have come away with 49 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have been able to score 508 goals versus Saros in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.51. Saros has been in net for 213 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .921 for his 12,120 minutes guarding the cage. He has compiled a win-loss record of 110-68-20 and he has started in 197 games. Over the course of his career, Saros has tallied 123 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .624. Saros has had 6,395 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 5,887 saves.
In their last game, Ottawa went up against the Canadiens in a game where the Senators got the win by a score of 6-3. The Senators scored 6 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 2 goals out of those tries.
Ottawa has attempted 2,091 shots (23rd in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.90%, while allowing the opposition 2,287 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.58% on their oppositions 206 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%. They have a tally of 205 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 19.51%. The Senators have earned 146 goals at even strength and 40 goals (20th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 222 goals to be scored by way of 182 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 186 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .420.
For the opposition you will find Anton Forsberg protecting the goal. He has accrued 2,425 saves out of 2,667 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .909. Forsberg has amassed a lifetime mark of 32-43-8 and has been in net for 93 games. He has started in 85 contests and his ice time sits at 4,827 minutes. Forsberg's quality start rate sits at 54.1% and he has qualified for 46 quality starts in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 3.01 goals per contest and he has allowed 242 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ottawa (+205) and under 6.5 goals
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