Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders Prediction, 2/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+225) Islanders (-280)
The New York Islanders (15-16-6) will go up against the Ottawa Senators (13-21-4) at UBS Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Ottawa at +225 while New York is coming in at -280. The total has been set at 6.
The Ottawa Senators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 loss against the Ducks in their last game. The Senators offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. For the matchup, they scored on 1 of the 45 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Ottawa accumulated 16 minutes in the box in this contest.
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With regard to their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 105 goals (29th in hockey) on the season and have allowed 129. For the season, they have racked up 30 points and their points percentage comes in at .395. Ottawa is sitting with 122 power play opportunities and they have added 22 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 18.03%. While at even strength, the Senators have conceded 106 goals while scoring 83 of their own. Ottawa has tried 1,161 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Senators have had 1,264 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .898. Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 119 power play opportunities (24th in pro hockey) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. Murray has participated in 238 matchups during his NHL career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 130-72-22 and got the start in 230 games. Opponents have been able to score 619 goals against Murray in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.75. Murray has seen 6,987 shots against him and he has 6,368 saves. His save percentage is at .911 in his 13,484 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Murray has accumulated 120 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .522.
When they were on the ice last, New York faced off against the Wild in a matchup where the Islanders ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4-3. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those tries. The Islanders netted 3 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they attempted.
The Islanders have scored 71 goals at even strength and 17 goals (30th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. New York has put up 1,073 shots (32nd in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.20%, while allowing the other team 1,146 shots. So far this year, the New York Islanders have accounted for 88 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .486. They have earned 99 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 17.17%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.29% on their opponents 96 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%. They have granted a total of 98 goals to be scored by of a combination of 81 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Ilya Sorokin patrolling the crease. He has recorded 1,210 saves out of the 1,314 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .921. Sorokin has accrued a career mark of 25-14-8 and has participated in 47 contests. He has started in 46 contests and his ice time sits at 2,742 minutes. Sorokin's quality start percentage is 67.4% and he has made 31 quality starts in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.28 goals/game and he has conceded 104 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York (-280)
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