A couple of clubs squaring off for the first time this season, the Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators clash at Canadian Tire Centre. This divisional matchup gets started at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 15, and it’s being televised live on Fox Sports Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators Odds
Both squads show an identical -110 money line and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at an even 6 goals (-125 to bet the over, +105 for the under).
Detroit is 8-10 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.5 units this year. 10 of its contests have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just one has pushed. The Wings are 3-5 SU as the road team in 2018-19.
Detroit has converted on 24.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 81.2 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, Detroit has been sent to the penalty box 4.6 times per game overall during the 2018-19 season, and 5.4 per game over its last five on the road. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 30.2 saves per game with a .920 save percentage, Jimmy Howard (6-7-2) has been the top option in goal for Detroit this year. If head coach Jeff Blashill decides to rest him, however, Detroit might roll with Jonathan Bernier (2-4), who has a .891 save percentage and 3.92 goals against average this year.
The visiting Red Wings have relied on Dylan Larkin and Gustav Nyquist heavily this season. Larkin has 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists, and has recorded multiple points in five different games. Nyquist has two goals and 13 assists to his credit (and has logged a point in 12 games).
On the other bench, Ottawa is 7-11 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.1 units this year. Through 18 regular season outings, 13 of its games have gone over the total, while three have gone under and just two have pushed. So far this year, the team’s 5-5 SU as the home team.
Ottawa has converted on 27.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 32nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 67.2 percent of all penalties.
Ottawa players have been sent to the penalty box 3.8 times per game this season, and 2.8 per game over their last five contests. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 8.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Craig Anderson (32.7 saves per game) has been the top option in goal for Ottawa. Anderson has seven wins, nine losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has maintained a mediocre 3.70 goals against average and a subpar .905 save percentage this season.
Thomas Chabot (five goals, 17 assists) will lead the attack for the Senators.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Senators, O/U – Over