Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators - 10/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (4-3-2) at Detroit Red Wings (4-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -128 / Ottawa Senators +116 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings square off Friday at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Ottawa Senators could use a nice win after losing four of their last five games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with five goals, Mark Stone has eight assists and Jean-Gabriel Pageau has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 20 goals on 233 shots faced and Matt O'Connor has given up three goals on 34 shots. Anderson has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Curtis Lazar and Mike Hoffman are questionable.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.4 goals per game and scoring on 16.1 percent of their power plays. Gustav Nyquist leads Detroit with four goals, Henrik Zetterberg has nine assists and Teemu Pulkkinen has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Jimmy Howard has allowed nine goals on 119 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 13 goals on 167 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Red Wings are 36-16 in their last 52 Friday games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both teams are in a bit of a funk right now. However, the road team has controlled this series as of late and Ottawa has played better hockey on the road. I'll take the Senators away from home for the plus money.