Senators vs Kings Prediction NHL Picks 3/7/24

Los Angeles Kings (31-19-11) vs Ottawa Senators (25-32-3)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -195 / Ottawa Senators +165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators will play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Ottawa has lost five games in a row, while Los Angeles has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Senators vs Kings prediction.

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 25-32-3 this season after they lost to the Ducks by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Ottawa led 1-0 in the first period, but allowed the last two goals in the game for the loss. The Senators out shot Anaheim by a total of 30-16 and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. Ottawa has also lost to Philadelphia, Arizona, Nashville, and Washington during this losing streak. The Senators are scoring 3.27 goals per game and they are allowing 3.59 goals against per game, while going 16.4% on the power play and 73.7% on the penalty kill. Tim Stutzle has led Ottawa with 14 goals, 42 assists, and 149 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 13-19-3 this season with a 3.41 goals against average and a .887 save percentage. 

Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings are 31-19-11 this year after they lost to Vancouver in overtime by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Los Angeles led 1-0 in the first period, but they couldn’t find any more offense in the loss. The Kings were out shot by a total of 31-24 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. Los Angeles defeated the Devils by a score of 5-1 and the Canucks by a score of 5-1 in the two games prior. The Kings are scoring 3.07 goals per game and they are allowing 2.61 goals against per game, while going 22.6% on the power play and 86.4% on the penalty kill. Kevin Fiala has led LA with 19 goals, 36 assists, and 165 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Los Angeles is Cam Talbot, who is 18-14-6 this year with a 2.45 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. 

Los Angeles Kings Team Facts

  • The Kings have lost each of their last seven night games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Kings have failed to cover the puck line in six of their last seven home games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Kings have lost the second period in each of their last four night games at Crypto.com Arena after coming off overtime.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Kings' last three games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Los Angeles Kings Player Prop Facts

  • Kevin Fiala has scored a goal in each of the Kings' last four games as home favorites.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances in night games at Crypto.com Arena.
  • Adrian Kempe has recorded at least one assist in each of his last six appearances in home games.
  • Drew Doughty ranks 1st in the Western Conference for average time on ice (25:58) this season.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Parker Kelly has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Senators this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Kings rank 1st in the league for power play goals against this season (26).
  • The Los Angeles Kings are one of only two teams to lose 10+ games when tied after Period 2 this season.
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 27th in the league in power play percentage this season (16.43%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.880).

Senators vs Kings Betting Prediction

Los Angeles comes into this matchup after a tough overtime loss against Vancouver and they are only 12-10-7 at home this season. The Kings have played better on the road than they have at home so far this season, but that shouldn’t matter too much in this game. Ottawa has been one of the worst road teams in the NHL this year and they will be on a back to back after playing Anaheim on Wednesday. The Kings are the way better defensive team here and I like them to win by at least two goals. 

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

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