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Ottawa Senators vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +102 / Ottawa Senators -122 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FDT+, TVA
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The Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Detroit Red Wings could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 21 goals, Gustav Nyquist has 32 assists and Andreas Athanasiou has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 90 goals on 1,068 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 66 goals on 613 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.

The Ottawa Senators could also use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 29 assists and Matt Duchene has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 110 goals on 1,166 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.

The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 23-48 in their last 71 overall. The Senators are 19-39 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Senators last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Red Wings last 8 overall.

Neither the Red Wings or the Senators are teams you want to make a habit out of backing this season, especially on the end of back to backs where wins are almost nonexistent. The plus money with the Red Wings is worth a look here based on neither team putting together anything consistent, but in games like this, I tend to simply side with the home team. It's the only clear edge I have when everything else is pointing toward leave this game alone. It's Senators on their home ice or pass for me.

Pick:
Ottawa Senators -122

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