Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
PNC Arena is where the Carolina Hurricanes (38-10-8) will go up against the Ottawa Senators (27-25-4) on Friday.
The Ottawa Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 3-1 loss to the Bruins in the last game they played. Ottawa accounted for 10 minutes in the box in this game. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. Additionally, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score a goal. In the matchup, they scored on 1 of the 31 shots they attempted.
In the matter of their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have earned 170 goals (23rd in hockey) this year and have allowed 179. For the current season, they have earned 58 points and their points % is .518. Ottawa has compiled 210 power play chances and they have notched 54 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 25.71%. When at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 142 goals while having 116 of their own. Ottawa has taken 1,866 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Senators have had 1,810 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .901. Ottawa Senators opponents have amassed 203 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have notched 37 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Cam Talbot. Talbot has played in 424 contests throughout his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 213-155-35 and he has started in 406 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,068 goals against Talbot in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.64. Talbot has had 12,440 shots taken against him and has accrued 11,372 total saves. He has a save percentage of .914 in his 24,230 mins guarding the cage. Throughout his time in hockey, Talbot has 221 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .544.
In their last game, Carolina played the Blues in a game where the Hurricanes took home the win by a score of 4-1. The Hurricanes had 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
Carolina has tried 1,957 shots (3rd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.66%, while allowing the other team 1,485 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.01% on the other teams 189 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.2%. They have a tally of 185 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. The Hurricanes have accumulated 152 goals at even strength and 37 goals (17th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 146 goals to be scored by of a combination of 112 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 189 goals, 84 points, and a points percentage of .750.
Across the rink you are going to see Frederik Andersen protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has conceded 1,153 goals altogether. Andersen's quality start rate sits at 57.2% and he has 258 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 451 games and has played for a total of 26,778 minutes. Andersen has amassed a lifetime record of 275-118-51 and has participated in 464 games. He has a tally of 12,537 stops out of 13,690 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa
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