Ottawa Senators at Anaheim Ducks - 3/10/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (25-32-12) at Anaheim Ducks (28-32-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -147 / Ottawa Senators +133 --- Over/Under: 6
The Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Thomas Chabot has 32 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 254 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 97 goals on 979 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 65 goals on 713 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 23 games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 25 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Rickard Rakell has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 149 goals on 1,552 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 62 goals on 643 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 21 games.
The Senators are 17-40 in their last 57 games following a win, 17-40 in their last 57 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Ducks are 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 8-25 in their last 33 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-9 in their last 11 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in Ducks last 10 games as a favorite. The Senators are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Anaheim. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to bet on either of these teams, but I'd side with the Anaheim Ducks at home if forced to pick this contest. The Ottawa Senators have won four of their last five games and have provided a little betting value during this stretch, but they're still the second worst team in the sport to back. Only the Detroit Red Wings have lost more money this season than the Senators. I wouldn't touch this game personally, but I want the Anaheim Ducks if forced to make a play on this contest.