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Senators vs. Avalanche Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/16/23

Colorado Avalanche (38-22-6) vs. Ottawa Senators (33-30-4)
March 16, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Senators +140 / Colorado Avalanche -160; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Colorado Avalanche and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Colorado is listed as a -160 road favorite while Ottawa is a +140 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.


For Colorado, Kurtis MacDermid is questionable with a lower body injury while Artturi Lehkonen, Gabriel Landeskog, Darren Helm, Pavel Francouz and Josh Manson are all out. For Ottawa, Thomas Chabot, Mathieu Joseph and Parker Kelly are all questionable for this game.

Matchup History

Colorado’s 7-0 win over Ottawa back on January 14th, 2023, made it four straight wins for the home team and 7 wins in the last 8 head-to-head meetings.


Colorado is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 19-7 in their last 26 games played on no rest while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the Atlantic division. Ottawa is 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.


I’m backing the over here. I just don’t trust the goaltending on either side right now, as Colorado’s likely turning to a backup goaltender here and Ottawa’s goaltending has been shaky lately to put it nicely. I think we’re heading for an 8 or 9 goal game at the very least so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 6.5

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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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