Kings vs. Senators - 1/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (20-18-6) at Los Angeles Kings (27-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -215 / Ottawa Senators +193 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Ottawa Senators could use a big win after losing six of their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 20 goals, Bobby Ryan has 23 assists and Kyle Turris has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 94 goals on 1,127 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 26 goals on 295 shots. Anderson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 20 goals, Anze Kopitar has 23 assists and Jeff Carter has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 72 goals on 955 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 16 goals on 230 shots. Quick has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 1-9 in their last 10 road games and 17-7 in their last 24 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games. The Senators are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-12-1 in the last 17 meetings overall.
The juice for this game is insane. So, I'm going to side with the over. The over is 4-1-1 in the last six matchups between these two teams and is 22-6-1 in the Senators last 29 games against the Pacific.