Winnipeg Jets vs. Ottawa Senators - 2/8/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Ottawa Senators at Winnipeg Jets

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM (Bell MTS Place)

WPG -205, O/U 6

The Ottawa Senators travel to Winnipeg, MB on Saturday for a game against the Jets in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.  In their last game, Ottawa was defeated by the Colorado Avalanche by the score of 4-1.  The Senators received their lone goal in the game from Brady Tkachuk at 19:10 of the first period with assists from Chris Tierney and Connor Brown.  Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg started in net for his team and took the loss, allowing 4 goals on the 34 shots that he faced in the game.  

With the loss against Colorado, Ottawa is 18-25-11, which palces them in 7th place in the Atlantic Division.  Ottawa is led in points and goals by Anthony Duclair, who has 34 points and 21 goals on the season. Thomas Chabot leads the Senators in assists with 25, with 10 coming while on the power play.  Goalie Marcus Hogberg has a record of 2-4-7 and currently has a goals against average of 2.98.  Craig Anderson has a record of 7-12-2 with a goals against average of 3.19.  Ottawa comes into Saturday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Nick Paul is on injured reserve and Vladislav Namestnikov is out.

The Winnipeg Jets welcome the Ottawa Senators to town on Saturday after winning their last game by the score of 4-2 against the St. Louis Blues.  Winnipeg received goals from Jansen Harkins, Patrik Laine, Andrew Copp and Nikolaj Ehlers on their way to the win.  Connor Hellebuyck started in net for the Jets and recorded the win, making saves on 35 of the 37 St. Louis shots that he faced.  

The Winnipeg Jets are now 27-23-5 on the season, good enough for 4th place in the Central Division. The Jets are led in points by Mark Scheifele who has totaled 57 on the season.  Scheifele also leads Winnipeg in assists on the season with 34.  Kyle Connor leads the Jets in goals so far this year as he has tallied 25, including 7 while on the power play.  The Jets have received solid goaltending all season from goalie Connor Hellebuyck who has a record of 23-16-5 to go along with 4 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.69.  Backup goalie Laurent Brossoit is currently 4-7-0 on the season with a goals against average of 3.59. The Jets come into Saturday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Dustin Byfuglien is suspended, Mathieu Perreault is on injured reserve and Luca Sbisa is day to day. 

The Ottawa Senators have scored 2.69 goals per game this season while allowing 3.30 goals per game.  The Winnipeg Jets have scored 2.91 goals per game this year while allowing 3.04 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Senators are 1-4 and have lost 4 games in a row while the Jets are 2-3.  Ottawa is 2-14 in their last 16 games. Ottawa is 2-4 in their last 6 games against Winnipeg. The total has gone over in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games against Ottawa.  I am going with the Jets in this one.  Winnipeg wins 4-3.

Travis’s Pick Winnipeg Jets -205(ML)

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