Ottawa Senators vs. Nashville Predators - 10/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (3-1-0) at Ottawa Senators (3-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -115 / Nashville Predators +104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators square off Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Nashville Predators look to pick up their fourth win of the year as they end a three-game road trip. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power plays. Roman Josi leads Nashville with two goals, Seth Jones has two assists and Craig Smith has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 0.7 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed six goals on 108 shots faced. Rinne has allowed three or more goals in six of his last nine regular season outings.
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The Ottawa Senators are also looking for their fourth win when they take their home ice for the second time this year. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 30.8 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with four goals, Erik Karlsson has seven assists and Mike Hoffman has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 10 goals on 145 shots faced and Matt O'Connor has given up three goals on 34 shots. Anderson has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings. Clarke MacArthur is out with a upper-body injury.
The Predators are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Central. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa.
Both teams are finding the back of the net with some consistency and they both have goalies who have given up their fair share of goals as well. Add in the fact the over usually hits when these two teams meet, and I like a lot of fireworks in this spot. Give me the over.