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Blackhawks vs. Senators Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/5/23

Ottawa Senators (32-26-4) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (21-36-5)
March 6, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +210 / Ottawa Senators -250; Over/Under: +6
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The Ottawa Senators and the Chicago Blackhawks meet in NHL action from the United Center on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Ottawa is a -250 road favorite while the Blackhawks are +200 home underdogs. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.


For Ottawa, Anton Forsberg and Josh Norris are both out for the season, while Colin Blackwell, Reese Johnson and Jonathan Toews are all out for the season for the Blackhawks.

Matchup History

Chicago’s 4-3 OT win over Ottawa back on February 17th, 2023, made it nine straight wins for the Blackhawks in this head-to-head matchup.


Ottawa is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall and 3-9 in their last 12 games against the Western Conference while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Chicago is 18-38 in their last 56 home games and 6-14 in their last 20 games against the Atlantic division while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic.


I love the Senators here. The Blackhawks have provided value in spots, but they’ve gotten back to old habits as of late as they’re having a hard time winning hockey games. On the other side, the Senators are playing some of their best hockey of the entire season and I just don’t feel like stepping in front of them right now with Chicago on the other side. Give me the Senators in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Ottawa -250

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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