Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators Betting Pick 2/12/19

 

Last Updated: 2019-02-12

In their third and last head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators meet at Canadian Tire Centre. The Sports Network will broadcast this Eastern Conference matchup, which gets going at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 12.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators Odds

Playing the role of favorite will be Carolina (-145), whereas Ottawa is an underdog offering moneyline odds of +125, and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-125 over, +105 under).

Carolina is 28-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 10.2 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 56 regular season outings, 32 of its games have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team this season, the Canes are 14-15 SU.

Carolina has converted on just 16.1 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 80.1 percent of its penalties.

The Canes, as a collective unit, have been sent to the penalty box 3.6 times per game during the 2018-19 season, 3.6 per game over its last five contests total, and 3.2 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team’s been forced to kill penalties just 7.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Averaging 23.6 saves per game with a .897 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (12-15-3) has been the best option in goal for Carolina this season. If Carolina decides to rest him, however, the team might roll with Curtis McElhinney (13-7-1), who has a .915 save percentage and 2.50 goals against average this year.

The visiting Hurricanes have relied on Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen heavily this year. Aho (63 points) is up to 24 goals and 39 assists, and has recorded multiple points 16 times. Teravainen has 15 goals and 34 assists to his nameand has notched at least one point in 28 games.

On the other side of the rink, Ottawa is 21-34 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. 32 of its matches have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just four have pushed. It’s 14-15 SU as the home team this season.

The Senators have converted on just 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 24th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

The Senators have been penalized 3.5 times per game this season, and 2.2 per game over their past ten contests. The team has had to kill penalties just 5.5 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Craig Anderson has stopped 31.4 shots per game as the primary option in the crease for the Senators. Anderson has 14 wins, 21 losses, and three OT losses and has recorded a pedestrian 3.55 goals against average and a fairly-weak .904 save percentage this year.

The home team offense will be led by Mark Stone (25 goals, 31 assists).

Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Senators, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Trends

For both of these clubs, the game went over the total in three of their past five outings.

Carolina’s attempted 35.5 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 32.6 in its last five road games.

Six of Carolina’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-1 in those games.

Carolina skaters have given out the seventh-most hits in the league (25.7 per game), but that number’s down to just 21.4 hits over their last five away games.

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