Ottawa Senators vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 1/16/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Vegas Golden Knights at Ottawa Senators
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Canadian Tire Centre)
VEG -184 O:U 6
The Vegas Golden Knights go to Ottawa, Canada, to take on the Ottawa Senators on Thursday at the Canadien Tire Centre. The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off of a four-game losing streak, losing to the Buffalo Sabers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Vegas Golden Knights were on a four-game winning streak before the loss to the Penguins, proving the incredible amount of inconsistency right now for the Golden Knights.
The Vegas Golden Knights have quickly dropped all the way down from first place in the Pacific Division to fifth place in the division during this losing streak. However, a few wins and the Golden Knights can skyrocket back up the standings as quickly as they fell, as they are only three points away from the top, but they will need to find the form that they had last month and stop what they are currently doing.
The Ottawa Senators are coming off of an eight-game losing streak, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in their last game.
The Ottawa Senators have certainly struggled this season, and they are currently 16-22-8 on the season but have been decent at home, with a record of 11-7-4 at their arena. 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.
Vegas is 18-31 ATS this season
Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last seven road games.
Ottawa is 25-21 ATS this season
Senators are 3-10 in their last 13 Thursday games.
This is a matchup of two teams that are playing some of their worst hockey of the season. However, this type of play is all too familiar to the Ottawa Senators this season, while the Vegas Golden Knights aren't used to skids like this. The Vegas Golden Knights can still see the top, and see the hope of being a very good team as they end the streak with a win. However, Ottawa does not have that at the moment, as they are far from the top, and are closer to the bottom than seeing hope for the season. Final Score Prediction, Vegas Golden Knights win 4 - 1.