Columbus Blue Jackets (7-13-4) vs Ottawa Senators (8-9)
2023-12-01 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Columbus Blue Jackets +103 / Ottawa Senators -127 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out our Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets prediction.
Ottawa Senators Betting Preview
The Ottawa Senators have lost back-to-back games against the Islanders and Panthers, getting outscored 3-10. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.47 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 10 goals, Tim Stutzle has 17 assists and Drake Batherson has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.47 goals per game and are killing 74.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 22 goals on 147 shots faced, and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 36 goals on 368 shots.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview
The Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Canadiens Wednesday night before beating the Bruins on Monday. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.88 goals per game and are scoring on 11 percent of their power play opportunities. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 11 goals, Zach Werenski has 15 assists and Adam Fantilli has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.42 goals per game and are killing 89.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Spencer Martin has allowed 26 goals on 269 shots faced, and Elvis Merzlikins has given up 49 goals on 527 shots.
Senators vs Blue Jackets Prediction
I’m not eager to get behind either of these teams, given the hit-or-miss results. However, I will lean toward the Columbus Blue Jackets because of the home ice if forced to pick. The Blue Jackets have seen 5 of their 7 wins come on their home ice, while the Senators have played only 4 road games so far. The Blue Jackets have also been the slightly more consistent defensive side, especially when it comes to the power play. Give me the Blue Jackets in this blah game on a short NHL card.