Ottawa Senators vs. Nashville Predators Matchup Preview


Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, and the Ottawa Senators will face off against Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in an East-West showdown. The Sports Network will air the game, and the action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 11.

Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Odds

This matchup’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by oddsmakers yet.

Earning moneyline bettors 1.9 units, Nashville is 19-11 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked third in the NHL in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 53-29 record the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. Through 30 regular season contests, 15 of its games have gone under the total, while 14 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 11-5 SU at home this season.

The Predators have converted on just 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s ranked 24th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 13th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 24.8 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (13-7-1) has been the top option in goal for Nashville this year. If head coach Peter Laviolette chooses to give him a rest, however, Nashville might roll with Juuse Saros (7-6-6 record, .885 save percentage, 3.36 goals against average).

Ottawa is 13-18 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 1.6 units this season. A total of 21 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As the visiting team, the Senators are 3-10 SU so far.

The Senators have converted on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 32nd overall and it’s successfully defended 72.2 percent of all opponent power plays.

Craig Anderson (32.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Ottawa. Anderson owns a 12-15-3 record, while registering a .906 save percentage and 3.58 goals against average this year.

Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Betting Predictions

Prediction: SU Winner \u2013 Predators, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Notes

  • For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.
  • Over Ottawa’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
  • Ottawa skaters notched 24.0 hits per game last season, while the Preds forced 21.0 hits per contest.