Los Angeles Kings vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (25-33-12) at Los Angeles Kings (28-35-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -157 / Ottawa Senators +142 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: FSW, TSN5
The Ottawa Senators and Los Angeles Kings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Thomas Chabot has 32 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 254 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 97 goals on 979 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 65 goals on 713 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 18 of their last 24 games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win to build on a six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 21 goals, Drew Doughty has 27 assists and Dustin Brown has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 117 goals on 1,224 shots faced and Cal Petersen has allowed 19 goals on 243 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 19 games.
The Senators are 34-71 in their last 105 games as an underdog, 16-38 in their last 54 games playing on 0 days rest and 12-40 in their last 52 road games. The Kings are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The under is 35-17-3 in Kings last 55 overall. The Senators are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators remain the second worst team in the league to bet on this season, and it's easy to not like their chances here with them on the end of a back to back. The Los Angeles Kings don't have much to play for given that the playoffs isn't a possibility, but that doesn't change that they've won six straight out of nowhere and are a win or two away from being profitable on the season. Give me the rested Kings at home and the reasonable price.