Ottawa Senators vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (20-20-6) at Ottawa Senators (16-22-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -109 / Chicago Blackhawks -101 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 24 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 13 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 68 goals on 720 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 70 goals on 913 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Ottawa Senators need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 11.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 21 goals, Thomas Chabot has 21 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 61 goals on 591 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 58 goals on 628 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Senators are 17-35 in their last 52 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 30-62 in their last 92 overall. The over is 5-2 in Blackhawks last 7 road games. The over is 14-4 in Senators last 18 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won each of the last five meetings against the Senators and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. The Blackhawks have shown improved effort over the last couple of weeks and can be a profitable team if they continue to fight defensively. The Ottawa Senators are back in one of their losing slumps where nothing goes right and they're unbackable to bettors. The Senators are currently a top-five worst team to back in terms of money lost. I'll gladly take the Blackhawks and the cheaper price.