Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (15-8-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (13-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -161 / Ottawa Senators +124 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning square off Thursday at the Amalie Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 15 goals, Mark Stone has 19 assists and Kyle Turris has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 64 goals on 765 shots and Andrew Hammond has given up 10 goals on 143 shots. Anderson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a nice home victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.5 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 11 goals, Victor Hedman has 12 assists and Nikita Kucherov has 68 shots on goal. The Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 43 goals on 604 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 15 goals on 167 shots. Bishop has allowed four goals in his last three games. Ondrej Palat, Erik Condra and Cedric Paquette are questionable.
The Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Lightning are 11-4 in their last 15 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 48-21-2 in the last 71 meetings overall.
The Senators are playing far more consistent hockey right now and have actually had great success against the Lightning over the years. I like the value of the plus money in this contest.