Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 1/31/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (-175) Canadiens (+150)
The Montreal Canadiens (20-26-4) will play the Ottawa Senators (23-23-3) at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Ottawa at -175 and Montreal is sitting at +150. The total comes in at 7.
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-0 win over the Canadiens in their previous contest . The Senators had a good offensive output in this win. For the game, they finished 5 out of the 36 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. Ottawa had 6 penalty minutes in this game.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 145 goals (24th in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 155. For the year, they sit with 49 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Ottawa steps onto the ice with 186 power play opportunities and they have notched 49 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.34%. While playing at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 123 goals while having 96 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has taken 1,653 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. The Senators have had 1,557 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .900. Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 170 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those chances.
The player in the crease for this game is Anton Forsberg. During his career on the ice, Forsberg has accrued 63 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .538. His save percentage is .909 in his 6,728 mins on the ice. Forsberg has seen 3,741 shots against him and has garnered 3,400 saves. The opposition has been able to score 341 goals against Forsberg in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.04. He has amassed an overall record of 47-56-11 and he was named the starter in 117 games. Forsberg has participated in 128 matchups during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal played the Senators in a matchup where the Canadiens ended up losing by a score of 5-0. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Canadiens notched 0 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted.
Montreal has tried 1,388 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.08%, while allowing the other team 1,704 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.45% on the other teams 177 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.2%. They have recorded 155 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 14.84%. The Canadiens are sitting with 103 goals at even strength and 23 goals (30th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 184 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 126 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .440.
Across the ice you will find Jake Allen defending the net. He has recorded 9,591 stops out of the 10,545 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .910. Allen has accrued a lifetime record of 178-142-37 and has been in net for 381 contests. He got the starting nod in 361 games and has racked up 21,440 mins. Allen's rate of quality starts is 52.4% and he has 189 quality starts in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.67 goals per contest and he has allowed 954 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (-175)
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