Ottawa Senators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Canadian Tire Centre )

TB -210 O:U 6.5

TV: SNO

The Tampa Bay Lightning goes to Ottawa, Canada, to take on the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at the Canadien Tire Centre. The Lightning is coming off of a five-game winning streak, last defeating the Montreal Canadiens and have also beaten the Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens again as well as starting the win streak by crushing the Panthers 6-1.

The Lightning is 22-13-4 on the season and third in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning has done very well on offense, scoring the second-most goals per game in the NHL, averaging 3.54. The Lightning is also very good on defense as they had one player elected to the NHL All-Star Game, which was Defender Victor Hedman. 

The Ottawa Senators are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the New Jersey Devils. 

The Ottawa Senators have certainly struggled this season, and they are currently 16-20-5 on the season, with a home record of 11-6-2. The bright spot for the Ottawa Senators is their leading goal scorer and points getter, Anthony Duclair, who has been terrific this season, scoring 32 points and 21 goals.

Tampa Bay is 14-25 ATS this season
Lightning is 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows five goals or more in their previous game.
Ottawa is 23-18 ATS this season
Senators are 18-38 in their last 56 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had a terrific season so far and are playing fantastic hockey at the moment, with their five-game winning streak. While the Ottawa Senators have not had a good season this far and are on a losing streak, it seems like this game is easy to predict, as it's likely that the Tampa Bay Lightning will win this game comfortably, and I think that they will. The Senators will have to rely on Anthony Duclair if they want any shot in this game, but I don't think it will be enough for Ottawa to get the win. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Lightning win 5-1.
 

Joshua’s Pick Tampa Bay -210

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.