Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/25/21

Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/25/21 Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (9-9-2) at Ottawa Senators (6-14-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators +152 / Calgary Flames -168 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Calgary Flames need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 12 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 11 goals on 121 shots.

The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with eight goals, Josh Norris has eight assists and Drake Batherson has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 51 goals on 436 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.

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The Flames are 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Senators are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 15-39 in their last 54 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Flames last 8 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Senators last 12 overall. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Calgary Flames are on the end of a back to back and aren't lighting the world on fire, but they're simply the better team here and they've actually had some of their best success playing on the end of back to backs. The Ottawa Senators have a recent winning stretch going, but I don't think anybody believes this run is going to last much longer. This is a game the Flames should win and the price is somewhat reasonable. I'll back the road team.

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Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -168

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

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