Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators - 3/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators - 3/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators (38-24-4) vs Ottawa Senators (23-36-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -240 / Ottawa Senators +214 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Nashville Predators host the Ottawa Senators in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 23-36-6. Through 65 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 170 times, good for a rank of 29th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.25 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 25th ranked team in the NHL.

The Nashville Predators get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 38-24-4. This mark places them 3rd in the Central division. Through 66 games, the Predators have scored 217 goals, giving them an average of 3.26. This output gives them a rank of 10th among NHL teams. On defense, Nashville is the 15th ranked unit, giving up 2.91 goals per contest. So far, the Predators have played the 23rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Nashville'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 65 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 24 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.9%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -9 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 26 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.72 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Nashville Predators leader in points is Roman Josi. In Nashville's 66 games, he has come up with 18 goals and 63 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 7.9%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. Of his 37 goals, 19.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus minus rating of +21.0. Nashville's top goalie is Juuse Saros, who is giving up an average of 2.58 goals per game. In his 55 games played, he has turned in 37 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 25-38-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-18-2. On the season, 43.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. In Nashville's 66 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 40-26. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 14-17. On the season, 61.0% of Nashville's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Predators. Look for the Senators and Predators to combine to surpass the over-under betting line of 6 goals, in what should be a high-scoring game.

 

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