Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+115) Blues (-138)
The St. Louis Blues (21-20-3) are welcoming the Ottawa Senators (19-20-3) at Enterprise Center on Monday. The odds on this game have Ottawa at +115 and St. Louis is priced at -138. The over/under is set at 7.
The Ottawa Senators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 7-0 loss against the Avalanche in their previous outing. The Senators could have played much better offensively in this defeat. In the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 29 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 chances on the power play but weren't able to score. Ottawa amassed 11 minutes in the box in this matchup.
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When at even strength, the Senators have conceded 111 goals while notching 82 themselves. Ottawa Senators opponents have 144 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have notched 26 goals in those attempts. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 124 goals (24th in the league) on the year and have given up 137. Ottawa has taken 1,401 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 41 points and their points % is .488. The Senators so far have had 1,347 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .898. Ottawa skates onto the rink with 158 power play opportunities and they have notched 42 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 26.58%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Anton Forsberg. Forsberg has taken the ice for 124 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 45-55-11 and he has gotten the start in 114 games. The opposition has been able to score 333 goals versus Forsberg in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.07. Forsberg has seen 3,628 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,295 saves. His save percentage currently is .908 in his 6,516 mins guarding the cage. In his career, Forsberg has accumulated 61 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .535.
The last time they were on the ice, St. Louis faced off against the Lightning in a game where the Blues ended up losing by a mark of 4-2. The Blues scored 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
St. Louis has attempted 1,267 shots (25th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.73%, while allowing the other team 1,425 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 72.90% on their opponents 107 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.9%. They have a total of 124 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 23.39%. The Blues have earned 107 goals at even strength and 29 goals (19th in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 158 goals to be scored by way of 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the St. Louis Blues are sitting with 136 goals, 45 points, and a points percentage of .511.
Across the ice you are going to see Jordan Binnington protecting the net. He has racked up 5,031 stops out of 5,542 shots tried, giving him a save % of .908. Binnington is sitting with a lifetime record of 106-60-23 and has participated in 195 contests. He has started in 191 games and has accumulated 11,349 minutes. Binnington's percentage of quality starts sits at 51.8% and he has 99 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has surrendered 511 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-138)
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