Ottawa Senators at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (31-21-4) vs Ottawa Senators (19-30-5)

Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 8:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -450 / Ottawa Senators +320 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Vegas Golden Knights host the Ottawa Senators in Sunday NHL Action.

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 19-29-5. Through 53 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 137 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 19th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.17 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 1st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 22nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 31-21-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 56 games, the Golden Knights have scored 182 goals, giving them an average of 3.18. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 2.95 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vegas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 12th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In his team's 53 games, he has come up with 17 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.6%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -2 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game. In his 25 games played, he has turned in 14 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 56 games, Vegas' leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. With his 23 goals and 17 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 40. On the season, he is turning 13.9% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Golden Knights have benefited from the strong play of Chandler Stephenson, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Vegas's 56 games, he has come up with 14 goals on a shooting percentage of 17.9%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4.0. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 44% percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 20-33-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 10-15-1. On the season, 40.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators In Vegas's 56 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 31-23-2. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-12-1. On the season, 59.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. Look for this to be a lower-scoring game than expected, finishing below the line of 6.5 goals.

 

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