Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames - 3/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames - 3/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (11-11-2) vs Ottawa Senators (8-17-1)

Game Info: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -208 / Ottawa Senators +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday night.

The Ottawa Senators will look to bounce back from a 7-3 loss to Calgary in their last matchup. Drake Batherson leads Ottawa in scoring with 18 points including 9 goals and 9 assists while Brady Tkachuk is right behind with 9 goals and 8 assists for his 17 points with a team-high 114 shots on goal. Thomas Chabot has 16 points with 13 coming via the assist and Josh Norris has 15 points with 5 goals and 10 apples. Tim Stutzle has 14 points with 5 goals and 9 assists and Connor Brown is one assist behind with 13 points including 8 helpers this season. Matt Murray leads the Senators in goal, making 20 appearances with 6 wins and a 3.72 GAA this season.

The Calgary Flames will look to rebound from a 3-2 loss to Edmonton in their last matchup. Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm lead the Flames in scoring with 22 points apiece, with Gaudreau logging a team-high 10 goals and 12 assists while Lindholm has a team-high 16 assists. Matthew Tkachuk has 19 points with 7 goals and 12 assists with a team-high 82 shots on goal while Sean Monahan is right behind with 18 points on 5 goals and 13 assists. Rasmus Andersson has 14 points with 3 goals and 11 assists while Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund and Andrew Mangiapane all have 12 points for Calgary this season. Jacob Markstrom has made 16 starts for Calgary, going 8-8 with a pair of shutouts and a 2.89 GAA while David Rittich has made 11 appearances with 3 wins, a shutout and a 2.93 GAA this season.

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Ottawa is 17-42 in their last 59 games overall and 14-52 in their last 66 road games while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Calgary is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Sunday games. The over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I’m having a hard time on the side here because we’ve seen the good and the bad from both, but the one thing that we have seen from both sides is scoring and at times shoddy goaltending as the puck’s been picked out of the net more often than not on both sides. I’m leaning towards the over in this one, but realistically otherwise, I’m not going near this game with other options on the board.

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