Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings
|Date & Time||Thursday February 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Little Caesars Arena
The Line: Ottawa Senators +123 / Detroit Red Wings -143 -- Over/Under: 6
The Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Ottawa Senators could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 26 goals, Thomas Chabot has 32 assists and Matt Duchene has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 117 goals on 1,217 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Detroit Red Wings look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 24 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 33 assists and Andreas Athanasiou has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 101 goals on 1,176 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 70 goals on 683 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Senators are 20-42 in their last 62 games as an underdog, 15-47 in their last 62 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Red Wings are 4-10 in their last 14 home games, 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-20 in their last 27 Thursday games. The under is 9-4 in Senators last 13 overall. The under is 6-2 in Red Wings last 8 overall. The Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and the home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators are a complete mess right now and have played some of their most horrible hockey on the road this season. The Detroit Red Wings aren't world beaters by any means, but they've shown some signs of life the last couple weeks and the defensive effort has improved a little bit. Taking the Red Wings as a favorite isn't ideal, but backing the Senators at any point isn't an option at any price. I'll side with the Red Wings on their home ice.