Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators - 2/19/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (21-27-9) at Nashville Predators (34-14-9)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators -210 / Ottawa Senators +187 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators host the Ottawa Senators in a Monday night NHL matchup.
The Ottawa Senators have not been mathematically eliminated from the postseason but with 21 wins at this point of the season tells us how things will turn out. Ottawa has won consecutive contests following a 6-3 win versus the Rangers where New York received two goals from Michael Grabner with Mika Zibanejad also scoring while Henrik Lundqvist was charged with five goals on 27 shots.
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The Senators saw six different players score with Mark Stone, Johnny Oduya, Matt Duchene, Derrick Brassard, Thomas Chabot and Magnus Paajarvi all lighting the lamp. Brassard and Zack Smith gave Ottawa a pair of helpers each to make a winner of Craig Anderson and his 35 saves.
The Nashville Predators were the #8 seed in the postseason a year ago but it’s safe to say the Central leaders won’t be flying under the radar in 2017-18. Nashville has lost back to back games following a 3-1 defeat to Detroit where Craig Smith scored on the power play in the third with Juuse Saros allowed two goals on 33 shots.
The Red Wings jumped to a 2-0 lead in the opening frame on goals off the sticks of Luke Witkowski and Gustav Nyqvist before Darren Helm scored on the empty net with 1:19 remaining in the third. Petr Mrazek picked up the win for Detroit with a 31 save performance.
Over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and Senators are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and Senators are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Central. Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Predators are 6-1 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-1-1 in Predators last 7 Monday games. Under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings in Nashville and Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I’m looking for Nashville to rebound from a couple of poor performances but I wouldn’t pay a lot of juice…