The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Friday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Ottawa Senators Betting Preview
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa with 20 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 30 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 68 goals on 687 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 73 goals on 768 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Preview
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. William Nylander leads Toronto with 26 goals, Mitchell Marner has 39 assists and Auston Matthews has 200 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Matt Murray has given up 50 goals on 561 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 47 goals on 596 shots.
Senators vs Maple Leafs Trends
The Senators are 61-141 in their last 202 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games. The Maple Leafs are 50-17 in their last 67 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The under is 25-9 in Senators last 34 overall. The under is 5-2 in Maple Leafs last 7 home games. The Senators are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Ottawa Senators don't win on the road, and they don't beat the Maple Leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to play impressive hockey at both ends of the ice, and they've been crazy good on their home ice dating back to last season. There's only one option here, and that's for me to take the Maple Leafs and the PL for max betting value.