Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators Matchup 11/9/19

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In their first head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators face off at Canadian Tire Centre. This Eastern Conference matchup gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, and it is being televised live on Sportsnet ONE.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators Odds

Carolina (-190) is currently favored over Ottawa (+165), and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 7 goals. If you want to play the matchup’s total, you’ll be looking at odds of -115 for the over and -105 for the under.

Though the team is 9-7 straight up (SU) this season, Carolina has actually lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Nine of its matches have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and none have pushed. The Canes are 3-4 SU on the road in 2019-20.

Carolina has converted on 21.6 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.

Carolina, as a collective unit, has been penalized 4.2 times per game overall this season, and 3.4 per game over its last five on the road. The team’s had to defend opponent power plays just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Sporting a .904 save percentage and 23.2 saves per game, Petr Mrazek (7-4-1) has been the top option in goal for Carolina this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Rod Brind Amour may turn to James Reimer (2-4), who has a .907 save percentage and 2.93 goals against average this year.

The visiting Hurricanes have relied heavily on Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov this season. Hamilton (17 points) is up to seven goals and 10 assists, and has recorded two or more points in four different games. Svechnikov has six goals and nine assists to his credit, and has notched at least one point in eight games.

On the other bench, Ottawa is 5-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Eight of its contests have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and none have pushed. Thus far, the team is 4-4 SU as the home team.

Ottawa has converted on just 7.5 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all opponent power plays.

Ottawa players have been sent to the penalty box 4.7 times per game this season, a number that’s risen noticeably from the 3.3 penalties per game given up last year. After serving an average of 8.5 penalty minutes per game a year ago, the team’s had to stave off opponent power plays for a whopping 11.5 minutes per outing this season.

Craig Anderson has stopped 26.0 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for Ottawa. Anderson has two wins and seven losses to his name and has maintained a fairly-weak .897 save percentage and 3.20 goals against average this season.

Connor Brown (two goals, 10 assists) will pace the offensive attack for Ottawa.

Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators Free Picks

NHL Tip: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
  • After averaging 33.8 shots per game as a team last season (the third-most in the league), Carolina has attempted 33.3 shots per contest overall this season, and 31.0 in its last 10 games.
  • Over Carolina’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-5 in those games).
  • The Sens this season have recorded the second-most hits per game in the NHL (28.7).