Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and the Chicago Blackhawks are set to face off against Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Anthony Duclair, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre for an East-West showdown. The action gets started at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, and you’ll be able to see the game live on The Sports Network.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Senators (-120), whereas the Blackhawks are showing moneyline odds of +100,, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been placed at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Chicago is 20-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. 23 of its games have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2019-20 Blackhawks team is 9-12 SU on the road.
Chicago has converted on just 15.3 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 27th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 32.4 saves per game with a .923 save percentage, Robin Lehner (13-13-5) has been the top option in goal for Chicago this year. If head coach Jeremy Colliton decides to rest him, however, the team might roll with Corey Crawford (7-16-2), who has a .906 save percentage and 3.09 goals against average this year.
Ottawa is 16-29 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.2 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 25 of its contests have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under and none have pushed. This year, the team is 11-10 SU at home.
The Senators have converted on just 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.8 percent of all penalties.
Anders Nilsson (28.5 saves per game) has been the top option in the crease for the Senators. Nilsson has nine wins, 11 losses, and two OT losses and has maintained a poor .908 save percentage and 3.18 goals against average this season.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Senators, O/U – Under
The Senators are 0-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Blackhawks are 2-4 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five matches.
Eight of Chicago’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-3 in those games.
This game features two of the more physical teams in the league. Chicago skaters have dished out the seventh-most hits in the league (24.3 per game) and the Sens have tallied the sixth-most (27.3).