Ottawa Senators vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/6/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+310) Golden Knights (-400)
The Vegas Golden Knights (31-21-4) are hosting the Ottawa Senators (19-29-5) at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday. The line on this contest has Ottawa at +310 while Vegas is opening at -400. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Ottawa Senators were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-0 loss against the Panthers in their previous contest. Ottawa accrued 23 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Senators could have played much better offensively in the loss. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. In the matchup, they couldn't finish any of the 18 shots they put on goal.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have racked up 136 goals (27th in hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 168. For the current season, they have scored 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .406. Ottawa comes into tonight with 162 power play chances and they have tallied 26 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 16.05%. While at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 136 goals while earning 110 when they are on offense. Ottawa has tried 1,571 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Senators have had 1,797 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Ottawa Senators opponents have recorded 169 power play tries (9th in pro hockey) and have notched 32 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Matt Murray. During his career on the ice, Murray has 125 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .527. His save percentage currently is at .912 during his 13,894 mins between the pipes. Murray has had 7,224 shots taken against him and has accrued 6,588 total saves. Opponents have racked up 636 goals versus Murray in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.75. He has accumulated a mark of 132-77-22 and he started in 237 games. Murray has played in 245 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Vegas played the Ducks in an outing where the Golden Knights took home the win by a tally of 5-4. They had 4 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Golden Knights netted 5 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 178 goals, 66 points, in addition to a points percentage of .589. They have allowed 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 134 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights have earned 153 goals at even strength and 25 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 142 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 17.61%. Vegas has attempted 1,883 shots (7th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.45%, while allowing the opposition 1,661 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.47% on the other teams 151 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%.
For the opposition you will find Laurent Brossoit protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.81 goals/game and he has relinquished 256 goals overall. Brossoit's percentage of quality starts sits at 53.0% and he has 44 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 83 games and has played 5,461 minutes. Brossoit has accrued a career mark of 42-38-8 and has participated in 103 contests. He has racked up 2,485 saves out of 2,741 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+310)
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