Free NHL Picks Today: Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/10/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes 4/10/23
Mon 10th April 2023

The Carolina Hurricanes (50-20-9) head to face the Ottawa Senators (38-35-7) at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. Carolina is coming off a 4-3 loss against the Sabres on Saturday. The Hurricanes committed four penalties in the game, conceding one power play goal.

Seth Jarvis, Jesper Fast, and Sebastian Aho scored one apiece for the Hurricanes. Antti Raanta saved only 26 of 30 shots against (.866%) in the loss.Ottawa beat the Lightning 7-4 on Saturday. Seven players found the net for the Senators. Cam Talbot stopped only 20 of 24 shots (.833%).


The Hurricanes have won both games between the teams this season, including a 3-2 (OT) victory in their most recent meeting on April 4. Brady Skjei (1G 1A), Jesperi Kotkaniemi (1G 1A), and Stefan Noesen (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Carolina. Alex DeBrincat led Ottawa with two points (0G 2A). Raanta got the win, saving 26 of 28 shots (.928%).


Carolina is averaging 3.16 goals per game for the season, 17th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Senators team that is allowing 3.30 goals a game (21st).

Meanwhile, Ottawa has found the net 3.16 times a game on average, 18th in the league, and the Hurricanes are holding opponents to 2.56 goals per game (2nd).

Carolina averages more shots/game (34.9) than most teams in the league, ranking third, though the team’s 9.2% shooting percentage is 27th. Ottawa’s average of 33.5 attempts ranks seventh.

Look for a few power play opportunities for the Hurricanes, as the Senators have been penalized 4.72 times a game, second-most in the NHL, for an average of 12.49 minutes (first-highest).

The visitors are averaging 3.51 penalties (11th-fewest in the league) and 7.47 penalty minutes a game (2nd-fewest). The Senators’ 23.99% power play percentage ranks seventh in the league, while the Hurricanes are 19th with a conversion rate of 20.16%. Carolina has been equally successful at penalty killing, boasting the league’s second-highest PK% at 83.74%. Ottawa ranks 13th at 80.49%.


With 69 and 65 points this season, Martin Necas and Aho have been the top skaters for the Hurricanes. In the net, Frederik Andersen (20-10-1) is Carolina’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.41 GAA and a .904% save percentage.

Tim Stuetzle and Brady Tkachuk lead the Senators in scoring with 86 and 80 points, respectively. Stuetzle has 37 goals and 49 assists, while Tkachuk has 35 goals and 45 assists in 80 games. Talbot (17-14-2) has the best goals against average for Ottawa at 2.93. He has a save percentage of .898%.


Carolina is 23-10-6 away from home this season. Ottawa is 23-14-3 at Canadian Tire Centre this season.

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Carolina Hurricanes (-190)

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