Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (21-30-12) at Nashville Predators (30-23-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -265 / Ottawa Senators +235 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
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 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with 24 goals, Thomas Chabot has 28 assists and Anthony Duclair has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 83 goals on 839 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 58 goals on 628 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 17 games.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 18 goals, Roman Josi has 43 assists and Craig Smith has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 97 goals on 973 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 86 goals on 897 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 14 games.
The Senators are 16-37 in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest, 16-52 in their last 68 road games and 35-74 in their last 109 overall. The Predators are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic. The under is 8-3 in Senators last 11 overall. The under is 8-3 in Predators last 11 overall. The Senators are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Nashville. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators continue to come up short, and they're now on the end of a back to back, something where they've had zero success lately. The Nashville Predators have picked up their play over these last two weeks and their home overtime win over the Blue Jackets could be a added shot in the arm as they gear up for a stretch run. Bottom line is I can't back the Ottawa Senators with any confidence, especially in these tough schedule spots. So, give me the Preds and the PL for added value.