Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 2/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins
Date: Monday, February 20, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+188) Bruins (-230)
The Ottawa Senators (26-24-4) are en route to TD Garden on Monday where they will meet the Boston Bruins (42-8-5). The odds on this game have Ottawa at +188 and Boston is at -230. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Ottawa Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat to the Blackhawks their last time out. Ottawa amassed 6 mins in the box in this contest. The Senators had a middle of the road offensive output in the loss. Moreover, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of them. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 162 goals (24th in the league) on the season and have allowed 174. For the current campaign, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage is .519. Ottawa has compiled 203 power play chances and they have tallied 53 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 26.11%. At even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 137 goals while notching 109 themselves. Ottawa has tried 1,801 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.0%. The Senators have seen 1,746 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Ottawa Senators opponents have 193 power play tries (8th in the league) and have a total of 37 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mads Sogaard. The opposition has racked up 13 goals versus Sogaard in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.17. Sogaard has taken the ice for 5 contests during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .897 during his 246 mins on the ice. He has accumulated a mark of 2-1-1 and he has gotten the start in 4 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Sogaard has tallied 2 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .500. Sogaard has seen 126 shot attempts against him and has gathered 113 saves.
Their last time out, Boston played the Islanders in a matchup where the Bruins notched a win by a tally of 6-2. The Bruins recorded 6 goals of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this one and netted 1 out of those opportunities.
Boston has attempted 1,828 shots (8th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.21%, while allowing the other team 1,606 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.24% on their opponents 189 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.9%. They have earned 189 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 24.34%. The Bruins have scored 159 goals at even strength and 46 goals (6th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 114 goals to be scored by way of 88 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Boston Bruins have a total of 205 goals, 89 points, in addition to a points percentage of .809.
Across the rink you will find Linus Ullmark protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has allowed 469 goals overall. Ullmark's percentage of quality starts comes out to 61.1% and he has made 113 quality starts in his professional career. He has been a starter 185 contests and has played for a total of 11,051 minutes. Ullmark has earned a lifetime mark of 104-61-16 and has played in 193 games. He has gathered 5,217 saves out of 5,686 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+188)
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