Planning on watching today’s Hurricanes and Senators game? Catch the action at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, as the Senators hosts this showdown at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Eastern matchup, the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 goals against the Senators. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 17th.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Senators.
  • We like the Senators on the moneyline (+149)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Pressure Builds for Carolina as Away Favorites

With their 88 points, the Hurricanes are 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, Carolina has gone 19-11-2 this season and have won four straight games away from home. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3 and have won two straight games as the favorite.

Overall, Carolina has gone 41-20-6 this season and have won two straight games. When favored, the Hurricanes have gone 38-16-6 this season and have won two straight games in that situation. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Carolina has gone 26-11 this season.

Carolina enters the game with a puck line record of 28-39, including a road puck line mark of 13-19. So far this season, the Hurricanes have 26 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 12 times.

On the year, Carolina has been favored in 60 games and has a puck line record of 24-36 in those contests. Over their last 10 games, the Hurricanes’ puck line record is at 5-5.

Games involving Carolina have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Hurricanes come in with a record of 28-38-1.

In their last three road games, Carolina has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 9th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. The Carolina offense is ranked 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 6th in the NHL.

Carolina’s leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 27 goals, placing him 31st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 44 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Frederik Andersen comes into the game having made nine starts this season. So far, his record is 7-1 and he has a save percentage of 0.345%.

Does Ottawa Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Senators have gone 18-14-2, and they have a record of 28-33-4 overall. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is in 15th place and 8th place in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone just 3-7, but they have won three straight games.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 13-18-4 this season and 3-0 over their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Senators have gone 21-17 this season.

On the season, Ottawa has gone 29-36 against the puck line. So far, they have lost 25 games by more than one goal, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the Senators have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line.

As the underdog this year, Ottawa’s puck line record sits at 20-15, and they have gone 20-15 vs. the puck line on the road. So far, the Senators have gone 3-2 vs. the puck line in their last five games and 2-1 in their previous three.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.7. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 33-29-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Carolina has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Senators have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Senators offense is 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

Ottawa’s leading goal scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far this season, he has 30 goals, placing him 20th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 25 assists.

In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 28th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Goalie Anton Forsberg comes into the game having made 22 starts this season. So far, his record is 12-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.545%.