Ottawa Senators vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (8-7-4) at Ottawa Senators (12-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Carolina Hurricanes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators square off Saturday night in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes hope to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with eight goals, Victor Rask has eight assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 92.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 34 goals on 416 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed two or less goals in six straight games.
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The Ottawa Senators look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Senators are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 10.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with nine goals, Mark Stone has seven assists and Ryan Dzingel has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 34 goals on 478 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has allowed six goals on 29 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed two or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Hurricanes are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Hurricanes are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Ottawa and the home team is 24-7 in the last 31 meetings.
The Hurricanes are in clear better form, but Carolina continues to struggle on the road with nine losses in their last 12 tries. The home team has also dominated the series between the Senators and Hurricanes, winning 24 of the last 31 meetings. I like Ottawa to get the job done on its home ice.