Ottawa Senators vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (13-9-3) at Ottawa Senators (12-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +101 / Chicago Blackhawks -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to the Canadian Tire Centre to face the Ottawa Senators Thursday.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be hoping for better results when they go on the road to face Ottawa on Thursday. The Blackhawks absorbed a 2-1 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday despite Patrick Kane’s goal that lifted his point streak to 20 games. Kane scored on the power play with Corey Crawford recording 34 stops as the Blackhawks fell to 13-9-3. The Minnesota Wild received goals from Ryan Sutter and Jason Pominville to make a winner of Devan Dubnyk who stopped 30 shots in the victory and raised the Wild to 12-7-4. Mikael Granlund logged a pair of assists as Minnesota earned their second win versus the Blackhawks.
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The Ottawa Senators will look to avoid another home loss after a 4-2 defeat at the Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night. The Senators have dropped back to back home games and now stand at 12-7-5 overall. Mike Hoffman and Zack Smith supplied the scoring for the Sens but Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 32 shots to take the loss. The Philadelphia Flyers are trying to put their slow start behind them with win number three in a row with Wayne Simmons, Evgeny Medvedev, Shayne Gostisbehere and Sean Courturier each lighting the lamp. Steve Mason picked up the victory with 23 stops as Philadelphia improved to 10-10-5.
The under is 5-0-1 in Blackhawks last 6 vs. Atlantic and is 3-0-2 in Blackhawks last 5 Thursday games while the over is 5-0 in Blackhawks last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. The over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 overall and is 4-0 in Senators last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game while the under is 7-1 in Senators last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings while the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa. The trends say Chicago or the over and I lean over until I see goalies…