Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators
|Date & Time||Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Canadian Tire Centre
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -118 / Ottawa Senators -103 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Anaheim Ducks could use a feel good win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 12 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 23 assists and Adam Henrique has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 121 goals on 1,410 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 23 goals on 294 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Ottawa Senators could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 29 assists and Matt Duchene has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 112 goals on 1,187 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 Ducks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 games as a favorite and 4-17 in their last 21 overall. The Senators are 19-40 in their last 59 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-12 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference and 1-7 in their last 8 home games. The under is 13-6-2 in Ducks last 21 overall. The under is 4-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The Ducks are 15-7 in the last 22 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these clubs are ice cold at the moment, so you're probably better off flipping a coin or just completely leaving this game alone. The Anaheim Ducks should be favored based on the one-sided history against the Ottawa Senators, but in games like this, I usually give the edge to the home team. It's the only clear edge you have in these type of games where neither team is playing with any confidence. I'll side with the Senators and the cheaper price.