Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Game Preview

Canadian Tire Centre is the site for an East-West showdown as the Ottawa Senators square off against the visiting Nashville Predators. Fox Sports Tennesse will showcase the game, and the action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 8.

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Odds

Nashville is 32-20 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 9.2 units this year. 26 of its contests have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and none have pushed. The Preds are 14-12 SU as a road team in 2017-18. Nashville has converted on 23.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, it has the ninth-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 82.3 percent of all penalties. Nashville, as a collective unit, has been sent to the penalty box 4.7 times per game in the 2017-18 season, and 3.2 per game over its last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 7.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Averaging 28.6 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (27-12-4) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this season. Rinne did just play last night, however, so the team might decide to rest him and roll with Juuse Saros instead (5-9-4 record, .927 save percentage, 2.33 goals against average). P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg will both spearhead the attack for the visiting Predators. Subban has 41 points on 13 goals and 28 assists, and has recorded multiple points in 10 different games. Forsberg has 16 goals and 22 assists to his nameand has notched at least one point in 26 games. Ottawa is 18-34 straight up (SU) and has lost 16.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 52 regular season contests, 26 of its games have gone over the total, while another 26 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team’s 11-16 SU at home. Ottawa has converted on just 16.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 74.5 percent of all opponent power plays. Ottawa skaters have been penalized 3.7 times per game in total this season, 4.2 per game over their past five match ups total, and 3.6 per game over their last five home outings. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Craig Anderson has stopped 27.8 shots per game as the top selection in goal for Ottawa. Anderson has 15 wins, 23 losses, and five OT losses to his credit and has recorded a mediocre 3.15 goals against average and a poor .903 save percentage this season. Mark Stone (18 goals, 26 assists) will pace the offensive counter for the Senators.

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions

Free NHL Pick: SU Winner – Predators, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Two of Nashville’s last ten games have been decided by a shootout. The team is 1-1 in those games and 4-5 overall in shootouts this season.
  • The total has gone under in three of Ottawa’s last five outings.
  • Over Ottawa’s last ten outings, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
  • The Sens this season have recorded the eighth-most hits per game (23.7), but that average has risen to 30.6 over their past five games as the home team.