Ottawa Senators vs. Los Angeles Kings - 11/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Kings (5-10) at Ottawa Senators (4-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -108 / Los Angeles Kings -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to watch: FSW, TSN5 Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Los Angeles Kings could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 9.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with four goals, Drew Doughty has six assists and Dustin Brown has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 4.1 goals per game and are killing 67.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 39 goals on 277 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 19 goals on 160 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in their last six games.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with six goals, Connor Brown has 10 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 27 goals on 261 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 17 goals on 219 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last nine games.
The Kings are 22-46 in their last 68 Thursday games, 16-36 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-60 in their last 86 overall. The Senators are 19-39 in their last 58 vs. Western Conference, 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games and 18-43 in their last 61 overall. The over is 4-0 in Kings last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-1 in Senators last 6 overall. The underdog is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators are playing better hockey at the moment than the Kings, who continue to get blasted on the defensive end and remain unbackable when allowing three goals on a good night. The Senators have also won six of the last nine meetings against the Kings and have had zero problems finding the back of the net in those games. The Kings are probably the better team on paper, but I can't get behind them in their current form, especially on the road. I'll take the Ottawa Senators on their home ice.