Ottawa Senators (12-17-8) at Detroit Red Wings (15-16-7)
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 3, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -125 / Ottawa Senators +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Ottawa Senators could use a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 15 goals, Erik Karlsson has 22 assists and Mike Hoffman has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 79 goals on 760 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 39 goals on 388 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed four or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Mantha leads Detroit with 13 goals, Dylan Larkin has 26 assists and Henrik Zetterberg has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 80 goals on 917 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 32 goals on 297 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Senators are 5-16 in their last 21 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-20 in their last 27 overall. The Red Wings are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-19 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 5-13 in their last 18 overall. The Senators are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings, the home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators are simply unbackable right now, as the losses are piling up at an insane rate, and they've won just five of their last 21 games on the road. The Detroit Red Wings have had struggles of their own, but they're sprinkling in wins at a better clip and have had success on their home ice. The Red Wings have also won seven of the last 10 games against the Senators. I'm taking Detroit at home as more of a fade from the Senators.