Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators - 11/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (11-13-1) at Minnesota Wild (10-11-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -175 / Ottawa Senators +158 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild meet Friday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Ottawa Senators look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 9.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with 13 goals, Connor Brown has 12 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 38 goals on 394 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 29 goals on 401 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or less goals in five straight games.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 10 goals, Eric Staal has 10 assists and Matt Dumba has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 32 goals on 345 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Minnesota Wild have won seven straight meetings against the Senators, not losing to them since March of 2016. The Wild should be favored on their home ice here given the history and the fact they're the better team overall. However, the Ottawa Senators continue to find ways to win games these last couple of weeks and have made a nice profit during this stretch as an underdog. It likely won't last, but I'll continue to back the Senators at these prices as long as the wins continue to show up.