Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators - 3/12/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (21-31-5) vs Chicago Blackhawks (21-30-8)

Game Info: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +140 / Chicago Blackhawks +150 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators host the Chicago Blackhawks in Saturday NHL Action.

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this road contest with an overall record of 21-30-8. Through 59 games, the Blackhawks are 7th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 155 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Chicago is the 25th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.44 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have a strength of schedule rating of 2nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 26th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Chicago Blackhawks with an overall record of 21-31-5. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division. Through 57 games, the Senators have scored 151 goals, giving them an average of 2.63. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, Ottawa is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.19 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the most difficult schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Ottawa's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 22nd in the NHL.

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Through 59 games, the Chicago Blackhawks' leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 21 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 55. On the season, he is turning 17.5% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 59 games, he has come up with 19 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. However, when on the ice, the Blackhawks are -13 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.92 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In Ottawa's 57 games, he has come up with 20 goals and 22 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 22 goals, 45.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -3 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.7 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Ottawa's 57 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 32-25 So far, the Senators have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 16 of their 29 games at Canadian Tire Centre. On the season, the Ottawa Senators have a per-game scoring differential of -0.56. Things haven't gone any better at home, as they are losing home games by an average of -0.64 goals. As the Ottawa Senators get set to take on the Blackhawks, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 45.0% of the scoring in these contests. Even though the team is not finding success in the win column, they come into this game playing well on offense. In their past five games, they have outscored their average of 2.63 goals per game 3 times. In what should be a closely contested game, I like the Senators to pick up the win over Chicago.


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