Ottawa Senators vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ottawa Senators vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (15-47-4) at Ottawa Senators (22-31-12)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators -155 / Detroit Red Wings +140 --- Over/Under: 6

TV: FSDT, RSN1

The Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 18 goals, Dylan Larkin has 29 assists and Anthony Mantha has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 91 goals on 800 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 109 goals on 1,172 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 15 of their last 18 games.

The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 28 assists and Anthony Duclair has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 83 goals on 839 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 60 goals on 651 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 19 games.

The Red Wings are 16-36 in their last 52 Saturday games, 13-44 in their last 57 road games and 12-49 in their last 61 games as an underdog. The Senators are 9-23 in their last 32 Saturday games, 5-13 in their last 18 home games and 36-76 in their last 112 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Red Wings last 6 road games. The under is 5-2 in Senators last 7 vs. Atlantic. The home team is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.

These are head and shoulders the last profitable teams in the sport, so this is a spot where I usually lean toward the plus money and hope for the best. However, the Ottawa Senators have shown some recent signs of life, and they've been less bad in terms of money lost on the season. It doesn't get any worse than what the Detroit Red Wings have done to bettors this season. I'm not thrilled about laying this much juice with the Senators, but it beats the alternative. 

Randy’s Pick Ottawa Senators -155

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.