Nashville Predators vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 1/9/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, January 9, 2023
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-128) Senators (+106)
The Ottawa Senators (18-18-3) will play the Nashville Predators (18-14-6) at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Predators at -128 and the Senators open at +106. The betting total is set at 6.
The Nashville Predators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory against the Capitals in the last game they played. Nashville amassed 6 minutes in the box for this matchup. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. The Predators had an average offensive output in the win. In the game, they converted 3 of the 21 shots they launched.
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When it comes to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 106 goals (27th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 114. For the year, they sit with 42 points and their points % is .553. Nashville has 128 power play opportunities and they have scored 23 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 17.97%. When at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 87 goals while having 83 on offense. Nashville has attempted 1,161 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Predators so far have had 1,296 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .912. Nashville Predators opponents have 131 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and have a total of 27 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have been able to score 613 goals against Saros in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.57. Saros has been involved in 251 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently is .919 for his 14,325 mins in the crease. He has a win-loss record of 128-82-25 and he started in 235 games. For his professional hockey career, Saros has tallied 146 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .621. Saros has had 7,598 shot attempts against him and has recorded 6,985 saves.
In their last contest, Ottawa faced the Kraken in a matchup where the Senators went home in defeat by a mark of 8-4. The Senators tallied 4 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game and notched 1 out of those opportunities.
The Senators are sitting with 78 goals at even strength and 41 goals (2nd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Ottawa has taken 1,287 shots (12th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.25%, while allowing their opponents 1,249 shots. For the year, the Ottawa Senators have 119 goals, 39 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 124 goals to be scored by of a combination of 100 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 146 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.08%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.22% on their oppositions 135 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.1%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Cam Talbot defending the goal. He has tallied 11,252 stops out of the 12,307 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .914. Talbot has earned a lifetime mark of 211-152-35 and has been in goal for 419 games. He has started in 401 games and his ice time sits at 23,966 minutes. Talbot's rate of quality starts sits at 54.1% and he has accumulated 217 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,055 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-128)
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