Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Free Preview


Ryan Johansen, Roman Josi, and the Nashville Predators will do battle against Mark Stone, Thomas Chabot, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre for an East-West tilt. The game will get underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 17, and fans at home are able to view the game live on Fox Sports Tennesse.

Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators Odds

Ottawa (+160) is entering this one as the underdog to Nashville (-180), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at an even 6 goals (-120 for the over, +100 for the under).

Nashville is 22-11 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 5.0 units this season. Through 33 regular season matches, 17 of its games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the away team this season, the Preds are 8-6 SU.

Nashville has converted on just 15.3 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 27th in the NHL. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.2 percent of its penalties..

Sporting a .929 save percentage and 24.5 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (15-7-1) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this season. If Nashville decides to rest him, however, they could roll with Juuse Saros (8-6), who has a .893 save percentage and 3.14 goals against average this year.

On the other side of the rink, Ottawa is 14-20 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.8 units this season. Through 34 regular season outings, 22 of its games have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and just three have pushed. The team’s 10-8 SU at home this season.

The Senators have converted on just 21.7 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. 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.

Craig Anderson (32.4 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Senators. Anderson has 13 wins, 16 losses, and three OT losses to his credit and has recorded a pedestrian 3.51 goals against average and a fairly-weak .907 save percentage this season.

Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators Free Picks

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Predators, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone under in three of Ottawa’s last five games.
  • Nashville skaters recorded 21.0 hits per game last season, while the Sens logged 24.0 hits per contest.