Ottawa Senators (38-22-6) at Colorado Avalanche (19-44-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday March 11, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +140 / Ottawa Senators -150 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Ottawa Senators head to the Pepsi Center for an NHL hockey bout with the Colorado Avalanche.
The Ottawa Senators sometimes fly under the radar but when the team is winning and challenging for the Atlantic Division crown, everybody is keeping an eye on you. The Senators are doing both after Thursday night’s 3-2, overtime win at the Gila River Arena gave the club five consecutive victories and pulled them within two points of the Montreal Canadiens. The Coyotes played well with Brendan Perlini and Lawson Crouse supplying the offense but 28 saves from Mike Smith came up just short as the Yotes have lost four of five. Erik Karlsson lit the lamp in the third for the tying goal and potted the winner 40 seconds in to OT with Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scoring to lift Mike Condon and his 39 saves to their 5th straight win.
I know the New Jersey Devils are struggling right now but a game against the Colorado Avalanche appeared to be just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately for the Devils, this scenario was on paper and the Avalanche and the fans at the Pepsi Center were the ones celebrating after 60 minutes. Francois Beauchmin gave the Avs the lead with just 1:14 left in the game with Nathan MacKinnon and Rene Bourque also finding the back of the net while Calvin Pickard’s 25 stops led the team to back to back wins with their first three game winning streak of the year within grasp. Taylor Hall and Stefan Noesen provided the scoring for New Jersey with Corey Schneider making 19 saves as the Devils slide reached nine games.
The Senators are 5-0 in their last 5 overall and the Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game while the Senators are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. The under is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and the over is 4-0-1 in Avalanche last 5 Saturday games while the over is 2-0-2 in Avalanche last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and the Senators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado while the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The over and the Avalanche have been solid in this match up and I lean over until goalies are confirmed…