Ericsson Globe will be the site for an East-West showdown as the Colorado Avalanche pay a visit to Ottawa to take on the Senators. It’s the final time that these two clubs will go at it in the regular season. Sportsnet will showcase the matchup, and the action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11.
Colorado Avalanche at Ottawa Senators Odds
Colorado is 8-7 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.2 units this season. Nine of its outings have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. The Avs are 3-5 SU as a road team in 2017-18.
Colorado has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.3 percent of its penalties.
The Avs, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 4.5 times per game this season, a number that is up a bit from last year’s 4.0 penalties per game. After serving an average of 9.4 penalty minutes per game a season ago the team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 10.7 minutes per outing this year.
Averaging 31.5 saves per game with a .908 save percentage, Semyon Varlamov (6-4-1) has been the top option in goal for Colorado this year. Varlamov played last night, however, so Colorado might opt to rest him and instead turn to Jonathan Bernier (2-3 record, .884 save percentage, 3.63 goals against average).
Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie will both lead the way for the visiting Avalanche. MacKinnon has 15 points on five goals and 10 assists, and has recorded two or more points in five different games. Barrie has two goals and 12 assists to his nameand has notched at least one point in 11 games.
Ottawa is 7-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Nine of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 3-7 SU at home this year.
The Senators have converted on just 19.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.1 percent of all penalties.
Ottawa players have been sent to the penalty box only 3.8 times per game this season. Last year, that number was at 4.3, the fourth-highest mark in the league. After serving an average of 10.6 penalty minutes per game a year ago, the team’s been forced to kill penalties for 9.1 minutes per outing this season.
Craig Anderson (25.7 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for the Senators. Anderson has six wins, six losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has registered a subpar .893 save percentage and 3.11 goals against average this season.
Mark Stone (11 goals, seven assists) will lead the attack for Ottawa.
Colorado Avalanche at Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Avalanche, O/U – Over
- Two of Ottawa’s last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 0-2 in those games and 1-4 overall in shootouts this season.
- The over has hit in four of Ottawa’s last five outings.
- The Senators this season have handed the 10th-most hits per game (22.3), but that average has climbed to 26.6 over their last five home games.