Senators vs Blues Prediction - NHL Picks 12/14/23

St. Louis Blues (13-14-1) vs Ottawa Senators (11-12)

Game Info: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -111 / Ottawa Senators -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators will play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at the Enterprise Center in Saint Louis, Missouri. Ottawa has lost two of their last three games, while St. Louis comes into this game on a four game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Senators vs Blues prediction.

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 11-12-0 this year after they lost to Carolina by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Ottawa led 1-0 early in the first period, but they couldn’t find any more offense and allowed the last four goals for the loss. The Senators out shot Carolina by a total of 32-28 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Ottawa defeated Detroit by a score of 5-1 in the game prior to Carolina, but they lost to Toronto by a score of 4-3 in the game before that. Ottawa is scoring 3.39 goals per game and they are allowing 3.22 goals against per game, while going 17.5% on the power play and 72.4% on the penalty kill. Tim Stutzle has led Ottawa with six goals, 20 assists, and 71 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 6-7-0 this year with a 3.28 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. 

Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are 13-14-1 this season after they lost to Detroit by a score of 6-4 in their last game. St. Louis led 1-0 and 4-3 but allowed Detroit to score three unanswered goals in the third period for the loss. The Blues out shot Detroit by a total of 37-32 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. St. Louis has also lost to Chicago, Columbus, and Vegas during this losing streak. The Blues are scoring 2.82 goals per game and they are allowing 3.32 goals against per game, while going 8.4% on the power play and 78.5% on the penalty kill. Robert Thomas has led St. Louis with 10 goals, 17 assists, and 63 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington, who is 8-9-1 this season with a 3.10 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. 

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The Blues have won each of their last three games as home underdogs following a loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in seven of the last eight games between the Senators and Blues at Enterprise Center.
  • The Blues have lost the third period in four of their last five games as underdogs following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 10 of the Blues' last 11 night games.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won six of the Senators' last eight games at Enterprise Center.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in four of their last five games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Senators' last 14 Thursday games.
  • The Senators have lost the second period in four of their last five night games against Central Division opponents.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Kevin Hayes has scored at least one goal in each of the Blues' last three games at Enterprise Center.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 14 appearances with the Blues as home underdogs.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last four home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brayden Schenn has the equal-most multi-goal games for the Blues this season (2).

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Joshua Norris has scored a goal in four of his last five appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Drake Batherson has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last seven games as favorites.
  • Vladimir Tarasenko has recorded at least one assist in each of his last six Thursday night appearances at Enterprise Center.
  • Joshua Norris recorded an equal-career-high two power play points in his last game against the Blues.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Blues ranks 32nd in the league in penalty minutes this season (193).
  • The St. Louis Blues ranks 1st in the league in short handed goals this season (8).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 3rd in the league for Period 3 goals allowed per game this season (0.78).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 4th in the league in penalty minutes this season (333).

Senators vs Blues Betting Prediction

St. Louis comes into this game for the first time without their coach, as he was fired after the loss to Detroit. The Blues have had their issues this season, but they are right in the hunt for the playoffs, so the firing comes as a bit of a surprise. Ottawa has lost two of their last three games and they are 3-3 on the road. The Blues are 7-5-0 on home ice, but they have allowed 20 goals in their last five games. I think we are going to see another example of a team playing better after their coach is fired, and I like the Blues to get the win here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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