Senators vs. Maple Leafs - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (19-22-9) at Ottawa Senators (23-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -127 / Toronto Maple Leafs +115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Toronto Maple Leafs could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power plays. Leo Komarov leads Toronto with 17 goals, Tyler Bozak has 21 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 54 goals on 798 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 63 goals on 644 shots. Reimer has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.1 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Bobby Ryan has 26 assists and Mark Stone has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 116 goals on 1,313 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 36 goals on 359 shots. Anderson has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Maple Leafs are 12-40 in their last 52 road games and 30-71 in their last 101 overall. The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Maple Leafs are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
While the Maple Leafs have had great success over the Senators over the years, they're also a team that struggles big time on the road. In a matchup between two struggling teams, I'm siding with the home team.