Ottawa Senators at Philadelphia Flyers
|Date & Time||Monday March 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Wells Fargo Center
The Line: Ottawa Senators +235 / Philadelphia Flyers -295 -- Over/Under: 6.5
The Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers meet Monday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Ottawa Senators could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 16 goals, Thomas Chabot has 35 assists and Chris Tierney has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 142 goals on 1,463 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 28 goals, Claude Giroux has 53 assists and Jakub Voracek has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 53 goals on 633 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 55 goals on 662 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Senators are 16-41 in their last 57 games as an underdog, 17-54 in their last 71 games as a road underdog and 17-54 in their last 71 road games. The Flyers are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 10-4 in their last 14 home games. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 22-7 in Senators last 29 Monday games. The over is 7-1-1 in Flyers last 9 overall.
Backing the Ottawa Senators makes zero sense given their current form, as they've won just four games since January 19 and are arguably the worst defensive team in hockey. The Philadelphia Flyers have put together a nice winning stretch as of late and need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to close the gap in the playoff race. With just 14 games left, this is a must-win for the Flyers, and the Senators haven't much a fight these last several weeks to think they'll prevent it from happening.