Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators - 11/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (10-7-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (15-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -200 / Ottawa Senators +181 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Ottawa Senators to town on Wednesday.
The Ottawa Senators look to get back on the winning side of the ledger when they face the Lightning at Amalie Arena. The Senators have been in a bit of a funk following a 3-2 defeat at Florida that left them looking at losses in three of four while the Panthers have won consecutive contests. Florida received goals from Sean Bergenheim and Dylan Olsen with Jimmy Hayes scoring the game winner at 7:31 of the 3rd to support the 22 save effort of Al Montoya. The Senators received goals from Cody Ceci and Chris Neil with Neil addind an assist. Craig Anderson was blitzed with 46 shots with three getting past him to absorb the loss.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to stay hot when Ottawa visits Amalie Arena on Saturday. The Lightning have been playing well as winners in four of six following a 4-3 decision over the visiting Rangers on Wednsday night. This had scorefest written all over it with the score knotted 2-2 after just 20 minutes. Ryan Callahan paced the attack with a pair of goals with a helper while Steven Stamkos lit the lamp and also added a pair of helpers to make a winner of Ben Bishop who recorded 16 stops. The Rangers received goals from Mats Zuccarello, Dan Boyle and Rick Nash who also posted an assist. After consecutive shutouts Henrik Lundqvist allowed all four tallies on 29 shots.
The over is 4-0-1 in Senators last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation while the Senators are 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games with the over going 6-0-1 in Senators last 7 road games. For Tampa Bay the Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and are 7-1 in their last 8 home games while going 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Head to head the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings while the Senators are 41-17-1 in the last 59 meetings and the home team is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings. The trends say home team and the over and until I see goalies I'll lean over...