Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (9-10-6) at Anaheim Ducks (11-11-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Ottawa Senators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, FSWHD
The Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Ottawa Senators need a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 14 goals, Erik Karlsson has 16 assists and Mike Hoffman has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 56 goals on 531 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 22 goals on 228 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Anaheim Ducks could also use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with eight goals, Corey Perry has 14 assists and Andrew Cogliano has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 57 goals on 715 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 12 goals on 188 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Ducks are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games, 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim, 5-14 in the last 19 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim.
This is a tough spot for the Anaheim Ducks, as they're fresh off an overtime loss to the Vegas Knights, and the Senators have been enjoying a couple days off. However, neither of these clubs are playing the type of hockey you want to get behind. I'm still going to back the Ducks because they're at home and have treated Ottawa like a punching bag over the years, which includes winning seven of the last 10 and outscoring them 14-7 in the last four overall. Give me the Ducks.