Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 2/15/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Maple Leafs (30-20-8) at Ottawa Senators (19-27-11)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +184 / Toronto Maple Leafs -205 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Toronto Maple Leafs need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Auston Matthews leads Toronto with 41 goals, Mitch Marner has 44 assists and Morgan Rielly has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 118 goals on 1,300 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 48 goals on 421 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 21 goals, Thomas Chabot has 26 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 212 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 73 goals on 722 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 58 goals on 628 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The Maple Leafs are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road favorite, 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Senators are 16-36 in their last 52 games as an underdog, 14-37 in their last 51 games following a win and 33-71 in their last 104 overall. The over is 5-1 in Maple Leafs last 6 road games. The under is 5-1 in Senators last 6 overall. The Maple Leafs are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Ottawa. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won five of the last eight meetings against the Senators and need to take advantage of these games if they're going to keep chipping away in the playoff standings. The Ottawa Senators are piling up the losses at an unreal clip and are currently the third least profitable team in hockey behind the Kings and Red Wings. The Toronto Maple Leafs can throw in stinkers from time to time, but I'll side with the road team and the PL for added value.