Senators vs. Wild - 3/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (32-27-10) at Ottawa Senators (32-30-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Minnesota Wild look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Charlie Coyle leads Minnesota with 21 goals, Zach Parise has 22 assists and Thomas Vanek has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 123 goals on 1,507 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 37 goals on 471 shots. Dubnyk has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 25 goals, Mark Stone has 35 assists and Bobby Ryan has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 146 goals on 1,737 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 49 goals on 535 shots. Anderson has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The Senators are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Wild are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Wild are playing better hockey at the moment, but the Senators have owned this series recently, which includes eight wins over Minnesota in the last 10 meetings. I'll take Ottawa at home.