Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 2/17/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+175) Senators (-213)
Canadian Tire Centre is the location where the Ottawa Senators (26-24-3) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (16-31-5) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blackhawks at +175 while the Senators are coming in at -213. The total comes in at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for better times on the ice after their 4-0 defeat against the Canadiens in their previous game. Chicago had 16 penalty mins in this game. In addition, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. The Blackhawks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. For the game, they weren't able to convert any of the 22 shots they looked to score on.
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When talking about their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 125 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 188. For the season, they have earned 37 points and their points percentage is .356. Chicago has accumulated 150 power play opportunities and they have tallied 27 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 18.00%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 150 goals while notching 98 on offense. Chicago has taken 1,384 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Blackhawks so far have had 1,740 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .892. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 156 power play opportunities (25th in the league) and have a total of 38 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Petr Mrazek. The opposition has scored 811 goals against Mrazek in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.74. Mrazek has taken the ice for 318 matchups throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .907 during his 17,780 minutes played. He has earned a win-loss record of 145-116-33 and he started in 291 games. During his career on the ice, Mrazek has accrued 146 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .502. Mrazek has had 8,737 shot attempts against him and has accrued 7,926 saves.
In their last contest, Ottawa faced the Islanders in a matchup where the Senators got the tie by a score of 2-2. The Senators netted 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and earned 1 out of those attempts.
The Senators have earned 106 goals at even strength and 53 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Ottawa has put up 1,770 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.98%, while allowing the opposition 1,714 shots. On the campaign, the Ottawa Senators have 159 goals, 55 points, and a points percentage of .519. They have allowed 170 goals to be scored by way of 133 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 200 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 26.50%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.53% on the other teams 190 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%.
Across the rink you will find Mads Sogaard in goal. He has compiled 85 saves out of the 94 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .904. Sogaard is the owner of a lifetime record of 2-1-0 and has played in 4 contests. He has started in 3 games and has racked up 183 mins. Sogaard's quality start percentage is 66.7% and he has 2 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per contest and he has yielded 9 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+175)
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