Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (32-16-7) vs Ottawa Senators (19-31-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -400 / Ottawa Senators +280 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Blues host the Ottawa Senators in Tuesday NHL Action

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 19-31-5. Through 55 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 143 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.24 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 23rd ranked team in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 32-16-7. This mark places them 2nd in the Central division. Through 55 games, the Blues have scored 194 goals, giving them an average of 3.49. This output gives them a rank of 5th among NHL teams. On defense, St. Louis is the 5th ranked unit, giving up 2.71 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 26th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account St. Louis's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In his team's 55 games, he has come up with 18 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.8%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -4 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 19 goals, 42.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 26 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 51 games, the St. Louis Blues' goal and overall scoring leader is Jordan Kyrou, with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 22 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Vladimir Tarasenko, who has 29 assists to go along with his 19 goals. However, when on the ice the Blues are --1.0 in scoring differential. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 22 games played, he has turned in 14 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 20-34-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 10-16-1. 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. Coming into this game, the Blues have an over-under record of 26-28-1. However, when playing at home, the over has fared better, going 13-13-1. On the season, 55.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Blues. With a line set at 6 goals, I see this matchup finishing beneath that number, in what should be a low-scoring affair.

 

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