Lightning vs. Senators - 11/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (10-7-4) at Tampa Bay Lightning (15-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -200 / Ottawa Senators +181 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning play Saturday night at the Amalie Arena.
The Ottawa Senators have lost four of their last six and will play their fourth straight road game. The Senators defense is allowing 2.6 goals per game and has allowed 12 goals in their last four games. The Ottawa Senators have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or more goals. Robin Lehner has allowed 25 goals on 304 shots and Craig Anderson has given up 32 goals on 474 shots faced. Offensively, the Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored a pp goal in three of their last five games. Clarke MacArthur leads Ottawa with eight goals, Erik Karlsson has 10 assists and Bobby Ryan has 49 shots on goal.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have split their last eight games and will play their third straight home contest. The Lightning are led b y an offense that’s averaging 3.5 goals and has scored eight goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored three pp goals in their last two games and are 13-0 this season when scoring three or more goals. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 15 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 11 assists and Tyler Johnson has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in four of their last five games. Ben Bishop has allowed 44 goals on 515 shots and Evgeni Nabokov has given up 16 goals on 123 shots faced.
The Senators are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-13 in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lightning are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 39-19 in their last 58 vs. a team with a losing record. The Senators are 47-19-2 in the last 68 meetings and the home team is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings.
You guys know I don't pay this much juice for anybody, so I'm taking a shot with Ottawa and the plus money. Besides, it's not like the Lightning have had great success against Ottawa in their history.