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Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - 3/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -230 / Ottawa Senators +185 -- Over/Under: 6.5
TV Channel
TVA2, RSNO
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NHL | Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators
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The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads Toronto with 39 goals, Mitch Marner has 60 assists and Morgan Rielly has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Frederik Andersen has given up 135 goals on 1,696 shots faced and Garret Sparks has allowed 44 goals on 467 shots. The Toronto Maple Leafs have allowed a combined 17 goals in their last three games.

The Ottawa Senators have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since February 7-9. 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 106 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 seven of their last nine games.

The Maple Leafs are 53-25 in their last 78 games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Senators are 17-42 in their last 59 games as an underdog, 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home underdog and 3-13 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Maple Leafs are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Ottawa and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Maple Leafs last 10 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Senators last 12 overall.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been very leaky defensively as of late and are on the end of a back to back, something they've had little success on recently. However, the Maple Leafs have won five of the last six meetings against the Ottawa Senators, and they've had their way offensively in all of those games. The Ottawa Senators haven't had a whole lot to cheer about as of late and haven't won back to back games in over a month. It's Maple Leafs or pass for me, as it all comes down to if you can stomach this price.

Pick:
Toronto Maple Leafs -230

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