Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators - 2/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (7-14-1) vs Calgary Flames (9-10-2)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +145 / Calgary Flames -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 12 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 11 goals on 121 shots.
The Ottawa Senators look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with eight goals, Josh Norris has eight assists and Drake Batherson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 51 goals on 436 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Flames are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Senators are 20-44 in their last 64 games following a win and 16-39 in their last 55 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Flames last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Senators last 7 home games. The favorite is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings.
The Calgary Flames aren't playing well enough to be favored, especially on the road. The Ottawa Senators have issues of their own and their recent winning streak certainly isn't sustainable. However, the Senators continue to win over the last week and a half and are cashing tickets in the underdog role. Until that stops, you kind of have to keep leaning toward the Senators, at the very least when they're playing another struggling team. Give me the plus money.