Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators - 4/3/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators - 4/3/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (24-37-6) vs Detroit Red Wings (26-33-9)

Game Info: Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -110 / Detroit Red Wings +225 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators host the Detroit Red Wings in Sunday NHL Action.

The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-33-9. Through 68 games, the Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 195 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 32nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.84 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 12th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 30th ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 24-37-6. This mark places them 7th in the Atlantic division. Through 67 games, the Senators have scored 176 goals, giving them an average of 2.61. This output gives them a rank of 29th among NHL teams.On defense, Ottawa is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.24 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the 2nd toughest 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 24th in the NHL.

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Through 63 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.1%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 28 assists to go along with his 26 goals. However, when on the ice the Red Wings are --1.0 in scoring differential. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.31 goals per game.

Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In Ottawa's 67 games, he has come up with 23 goals and 24 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 27 goals, 52.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -10.0 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.74 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 21 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Detroit's 68 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 39-27-2. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-13-1. On the season, 62.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 26-39-2. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-20. On the season, 43.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. Look for this game to finish below the line of 6.5 goals.


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