In their final head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators face off at Canadian Tire Centre for an East-West matchup. This one will get started at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 1 and it will be broadcasted live on Prime Ticket.
Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators Odds
Anaheim is 25-26 straight up (SU) and has netted 0.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 31 of its outings have gone under the total, while 19 have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Ducks team is 11-14 SU on the road.
Anaheim has converted on 17.7 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.8 percent of all penalties.
The Ducks, as a collective unit, have been sent to the penalty box 4.6 times per game during the 2017-18 season, and 5.8 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to defend opponent power plays just 6.4 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Averaging 29.4 saves per game with a .922 save percentage, John Gibson (19-21-6) has been the top option in goal for Anaheim this season. If head coach Randy Carlyle chooses to rest him, however, the team might turn to Ryan Miller (7-8-4), who has a .928 save percentage and 2.20 goals against average this year.
The visiting Ducks have relied on Rickard Rakell and Adam Henrique this year. Rakell has 38 points on 18 goals and 20 assists, and has recorded multiple points 10 times. Henrique has 15 goals and 16 assists to his name, and has registered at least one point in 23 games.
Over on the other bench, Ottawa is 15-33 straight up (SU) and has lost 19.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 48 regular season matches, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while another 24 have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 9-16 SU as the home team this year.
The Senators have converted on just 15.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is also ranked 30th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 74.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Ottawa players have been called for penalties only 3.6 times per game in total this season, and 2.4 per game over their past five contests. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 7.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Craig Anderson has denied 27.6 shots per game as the primary option in goal for the Senators. Anderson has 13 wins, 23 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has recorded a pedestrian 3.17 goals against average and a poor .903 save percentage this year.
Mark Stone (18 goals, 26 assists) will pace the attack for the host team.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators Free Picks
NHL Pick: SU Winner – Senators, O/U – Under
- Two of Anaheim’s last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 3-5 overall in shootouts this season.
- The under has hit in four of Ottawa’s last five games.
- Ottawa has averaged 2.6 goals per game overall this season, but is averaging 1.3 goals per contest over its six-game losing streak.
- Over Anaheim’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
- This game features two of the more aggressive defenses in the league. Anaheim skaters have accounted for the league’s sixth-most hits per game (24.1) and the Sens have handed the eighth-most (23.7).