Ottawa Senators vs. Nashville Predators Free Prediction

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Facing each other for the second and final time this season, the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators take the ice at Bridgestone Arena for an East-West showdown. Fox Sports Tennesse will broadcast the game, and the opening face-off takes place at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, February 19.

Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Odds

With a -230 moneyline, Nashville heads into the game as the noticeable favorite. The line for Ottawa sits at +190. Earning moneyline bettors 4.9 units, Nashville is 34-23 straight up (SU) overall this year. That win percentage, ranked fourth in the NHL so far in the early season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2016-17 season (41-41). 29 of the teams 57 games have gone under the total, while 28 have gone over and none have pushed. This season, the team is 19-10 SU at home. The Predators have converted on 22.0 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.0 percent of all penalties. The Predators, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 4.6 times per game overall this season, and 3.4 per game over their last five matchups home outings. The teams had to stave off opposition power plays for just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings, overall. With a .925 save percentage and 29.0 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (29-13-4) has been the top option in goal for Nashville this season. If head coach Peter Laviolette decides to give him the night off, however, Nashville could go with Juuse Saros (5-11-11 record, .925 save percentage, 2.41 goals against average). P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg will both lead the charge for the Predators. Subban (45 points) has put up 15 goals and 30 assists and has recorded multiple points in 11 different games this year. Forsberg has 17 goals and 22 assists to his credit and has notched a point in 28 contests. Ottawa is 21-36 straight up (SU) and has lost 15.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 57 regular season matches, 30 of its games have gone over the total, while 27 have gone under and none have pushed. The Senators are 7-20 SU as the away team this season. The Senators have converted on just 16.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 30th overall and it’s successfully killed off 74.5 percent of all opponent power plays. Ottawa’s players have been called for penalties 3.6 times per game this season, and 3.0 per game over their last five games. The teams had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Craig Anderson (3.16 goals against average and .904 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Ottawa. Anderson is averaging 27.3 saves per game and has 18 wins, 25 losses, and five OT losses to his credit. For the visiting Senators, the offense will run through Mark Stone, who’s got 30 assists and 19 goals on the year.

Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • Two of Nashville’s last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 5-5 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The over has hit in three of Nashville’s last five games.
  • Nashville’s attempted 31.6 shots per game overall this season (ranked 17th in the NHL), and 32.2 in their last five home outings.
  • Ottawa skaters have accounted for the leagues eighth-most hits per game (24.1).