Ottawa Senators (8-17-1) at Calgary Flames (11-12-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -208 / Ottawa Senators +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames meet Sunday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with nine goals, Thomas Chabot has 13 assists and Drake Batherson has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 63 goals on 538 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with nine goals, Elias Lindholm has 14 assists and Matthew Tkachuk has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 41 goals on 452 shots faced and David Rittich has allowed 27 goals on 281 shots.
The Senators are 14-52 in their last 66 road games and 17-42 in their last 59 overall. The Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. North and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Senators last 6 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 overall. The Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Calgary. The favorite is 17-8 in the last 25 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
People keep waiting for the Ottawa Senators to come back to reality, but they're finding ways to win games over the last two weeks and cash some nice underdog tickets. The Calgary Flames are the better team on paper and have owned the head to head advantage, but I'm not laying big juice with a team having issues offensively and losing seven of their last 10 tries. It's the Senators and the plus money or pass for me.