Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+120) Red Wings (-145)
The Detroit Red Wings (28-34-10) will take on the Ottawa Senators (26-40-6) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Senators at +120 while the Red Wings are sitting at -145. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Ottawa Senators will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss against the Jets in their previous game. Ottawa earned 8 minutes in the box for this contest. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and notched 2 goals. The Senators had an average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
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The Senators have had 2,379 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .902. While playing at even strength, the Senators have allowed the opponent to score 191 goals while having 150 when they are on offense. Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 215 power play tries (11th in hockey) and have earned 43 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 58 points and their points percentage comes in at .403. Ottawa has taken 2,176 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have earned 192 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have surrendered 234. Ottawa comes into the game with 214 power play chances and they have scored 42 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 19.63%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Anton Forsberg. The opposition has scored 250 goals against Forsberg in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 3.03. Forsberg has played in 95 games during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .909 during his 4,946 minutes on the ice. He has earned an overall record of 32-45-8 and he started in 87 games. Over the course of his career, Forsberg is sitting with 45 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .517. Forsberg has had 2,734 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,484 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Detroit went up against the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-4. The Red Wings notched 4 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Red Wings have racked up 171 goals at even strength and 35 goals (25th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Detroit has put up 2,148 shots (24th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.59%, while allowing their opponents 2,425 shots. During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have 206 goals, 66 points, in addition to a points percentage of .458. They have a total of 204 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.16%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 73.63% on their opponents 201 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.7%. They have permitted 275 goals to be scored by of a combination of 222 goals at even strength and 53 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Alex Nedeljkovic protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.85 goals/game and he has yielded 219 goals altogether. Nedeljkovic's rate of quality starts sits at 54.1% and he has 40 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 74 contests and has played for a total of 4,611 minutes. Nedeljkovic has a lifetime record of 35-28-13 and has played in 82 contests. He has recorded 2,185 saves out of the 2,404 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+120)
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