Ottawa Senators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (29-8-3) at Ottawa Senators (13-17-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +172 / Tampa Bay Lightning -191 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lighting and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Tampa Bay Lighting look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Tampa Bay Lighting are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 26 goals, Steven Stamkos has 33 assists and Brayden Point has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lighting are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 64 goals on 1,042 shots faced and Peter Budaj has allowed 26 goals on 213 shots. The Tampa Bay Lighting have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
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The Ottawa Senators look for another win after losing six of their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 15 goals, Erik Karlsson has 22 assists and Mike Hoffman has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 81 goals on 795 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 39 goals on 388 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed four or more goals in four of their last five games.
The Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 20-8 in their last 28 road games and 37-14 in their last 51 overall. The Senators are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 7-21 in their last 28 overall. The Lightning are 10-29 in the last 39 meetings in Ottawa, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa.
This is a lot of juice to lay, but the Ottawa Senators have had trouble stringing wins together this season and haven't had success on the end of a back to back. The Tampa Bay Lighting have been one of the more consistent teams in the league all season and has been lights out on the road. While struggling in Ottawa, the Lightning have had the upperhand in recent meetings and have held the Senators to one goal in four of the last six meetings. Give me the hot road team here.