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Ottawa Senators vs. St. Louis Blues - 3/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, Canada
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues -250 / Ottawa Senators +205 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TSN5, FSMW
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NHL | St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators
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The St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The St. Louis Blues look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 28 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 41 assists and Colton Parayko has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 112 goals on 1,158 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 40 goals on 556 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

The Ottawa Senators could use a win here after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 16 goals, Thomas Chabot has 36 assists and Chris Tierney has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 145 goals on 1,499 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 15 games.

The Blues are 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 21-8 in their last 29 games as a road favorite and 11-3 in their last 14 games as a favorite. The Senators are 8-20 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest, 16-42 in their last 58 games as an underdog and 15-36 in their last 51 overall. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 21-8-1 in Blues last 30 overall. The under is 7-3-1 in Senators last 11 overall.

The Ottawa Senators continue to be the most unbackable team in hockey, as they've lost 13 of their last 15 games and have won just four games since January 19. The St. Louis Blues have been consistent defensively, giving themselves chances to win whenever they take the ice, and they've won the last four meetings against the Senators, winning those games by a combined score of 16-3. The juice isn't ideal, but pretty much everything is pointing toward another comfortable victory for the Blues over the Senators.

Pick:
St. Louis Blues -250

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