Golden Knights vs Senators Prediction - NHL Picks 2/24/24

Ottawa Senators (24-27-3) vs Vegas Golden Knights (32-19-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +100 / Vegas Golden Knights -123 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Ottawa Senators face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the Canadien Tire Centre.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Golden Knights vs Senators prediction.

Golden Knights Have Lost Two Straight

The Golden Knights are really struggling heading into this game and they have lost two games in a row. Two games ago against the Nashville Predators, the Golden Knights were defeated 5-3 and in the last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs they were defeated 7-3. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.14 goals while their defense is giving up 2.81 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league while the defense is ranked 10th. Mark Stone has scored 16 goals and added 37 assists so far this season.

Senators Defense Looked Good in Last Game

The Senators in the last game faced off against the Dallas Stars and they were able to secure the 4-1 victory. Josh Norris had a strong game putting up two goals. The Senators are averaging 3.35 goals while their defense is giving up 3.52 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the defense is ranked 27th. The defense hasn’t been good enough overall. Tim Stützle has scored 14 goals and added 39 assists so far this season. 

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Claude Giroux has scored a goal in four of the Senators' last five home games.
  • Claude Giroux has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last seven games.
  • Claude Giroux has recorded an assist in each of the Senators' last four games.
  • Ridly Greig ranks 1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+18) this season.

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances with the Golden Knights as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mark Stone has scored the first goal in three of his last four appearances at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Mark Stone has scored at least one goal in each of his last five appearances at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one assist in seven of his last eight appearances with the Golden Knights as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Marchessault ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.52).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 28th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.85%).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank T4th in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 4th in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.84).

Golden Knights vs Senators Betting Prediction

The Golden Knights defense has been a major issue heading into this game and they are going to really struggle to defend here. The Senators are averaging 3.35 goals and they are going to have no issue running up the score against the Golden Knights defense. This is going to be a comfortable victory here with the Senators getting the job done at home. Back the Senators on the money line to cash. 

Shane’s Pick Senators ML

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