St. Louis Blues (12-6-1) at Ottawa Senators (9-5-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 22, 2014, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators +118 / St. Louis Blues -130 --- Over/Under: 5
The St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators play Saturday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The St. Louis Blues have split their last six games and are still trying to figure things out on the offensive end. The Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored just one goal in their last two games. The St. Louis Blues are 4-7 this season when scoring three or less goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 11 goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has 15 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 60 shots on goal. It’s been the defense that’s keeping the Blues in games, as they’re allowing a league-best two goals per game and have allowed two or less goals in four of their last six. Brian Elliott has given up 23 goals on 318 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 14 goals on 179 shots faced. This is the Blues third straight road game in a four-game road trip.
The Ottawa Senators have split their last eight games and are trying their best to hang around in the Atlantic. Offensively, the Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have won four of their last six games when scoring three or more goals. The Senators are also taking advantage of the power play by scoring on the advantage in five of their last eight games. Clarke MacArthur leads Ottawa with eight goals, Erik Karlsson has eight assists and Bobby Ryan has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, Craig Anderson has allowed 25 goals on 385 shots and Robin Lehner has given up 20 goals on 242 shots faced. The Ottawa Senators have scored a power play goal in two of their last five games and play their final home game before a five-game road trip.
The Blues are 44-20 in their last 64 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Blues are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings overall.
Neither team is playing that well over the last week or so.. So, given a value point of view, we're getting the plus money with the home team against a St. Louis squad that has had little success over the years in Ottawa. I'm taking the Senators.