Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blackhawks and Senators. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Senators are favored by -1.5 against the Blackhawks.


The Pick: Ottawa Senators -1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 28th.


  • Our prediction for this game is that the Senators will come out on top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Senators on the moneyline
  • The Senators should also cover at -1.5

Is a Road Win Possible for Chicago?

Heading into this game, the Blackhawks are 15th in the Western Conference with a record of 21-46-5. On the road, they are just 6-28-1 this season and have lost 67 of their 72 games as the underdog. In their last ten games, Chicago has gone 6-4 and they have won their last two games.

This season, the Blackhawks have been the underdog in all but five of their games and have gone 17-45-5 in those games. In games against other teams from the Western Conference, Chicago has gone 14-30 this season.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 32-40 on the season, including going 5-5 in their last ten games. On the road, the Blackhawks have a puck line record of 10-25 and have dropped their last four games vs. the puck line.

So far this year, the team has 10 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of -1.3 goals per game. As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 30-37, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -1.6 goals per contest.

This season, Chicago’s games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Blackhawks currently have an over/under record of 29-41-2.

Through their last three road contests, the Blackhawks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Chicago posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 0-3 ATS.

For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks have a 5-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 16-29 record.

The leading scorer for Chicago’s offense is Connor Bedard. Coming into the game he has 21 goals, ranking 94th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Bedard has 35 assists this season.

Ottawa defense takes on the Blackhawks ranked 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Petr Mrazek comes into the game having made 47 starts this season. So far, his record is 17-26 and he has a save percentage of 0.955%.

Can the Senators Grab a Win at Home?

At home this season, Ottawa has gone 19-16-2 and has been favored in 31 of their 71 games. Overall, the Senators are 31-36-4 and sit 14th in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is 7th with a record of 12-9.

Over their last three games, the Senators have won all three, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games. When playing as the favorite, Ottawa is 15-16-0 this season.

On the season, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. So far, they have gone 32-39 against the puck line, including 21 wins by multiple goals.

As the favorite, the Senators have gone just 9-22 vs. the puck line and 17-20 at home. Their average scoring margin at home is -.1 goals per game.

This season, Ottawa’s games have an average of 6.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.5. The Senators come in with an over/under performance of 39-29-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. Ottawa’s offense comes into the game ranked 17th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

Ottawa’s leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far, he has 32 goals which is 20th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 31 assists.

The Senators defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Chicago, goalie Anton Forsberg has started 24 games in this season. His current record is 12-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.545%.