Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Avalanche versus the Senators? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The Avalanche are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 7 goals.

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ottawa Senators +1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Senators winning this one 4-2.
  • We like the Senators on the moneyline (+114)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Colorado Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

When playing on the road this season, the Avalanche have gone 10-8-3 and are 2nd in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place with 59 points and a record of 28-13-3. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3 and are 3-2 in their last five matchups.

As the favorite, Colorado has gone 25-11-3 this season and has been favored in 39 of their 44 games. Over their last three games, the Avalanche are 2-1, and they have won two straight games when entering as the underdog.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone just 7-14 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.3 goals per game. So far, Colorado has been favored in 39 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 18-21.

Overall, the Avalanche have 20 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin for the year is +.6 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Colorado’s puck line record is just 2-8.

The average goal total for Colorado’s games is sitting at 6.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 25-17-2.

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

On the offensive side, the Avalanche are scoring an 3.7 goals per game this season, ranking 2nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. This year, the Avalanche have recorded a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-5 record.

Colorado’s leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far, he has 23 goals which is 10th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, MacKinnon has 47 assists this season.

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Ivan Prosvetov comes into the game having made eight starts this season. So far, his record is 4-3 and he has a save percentage of 0.369%.

Can the Senators Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this season, Ottawa has gone 11-10-0, and they have won two straight games at home. In the Atlantic Division, the Senators are in 8th place with a record of 6-6, and they are 16th in the Eastern Conference with 30 points. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 4-6, and they have lost six straight games as the underdog.

Overall, the Senators have gone 15-23-0 this season, and they are 21 games under .500. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, Ottawa has gone 11-12, and they have gone 6-15-0 as the underdog. Over their last five games, the Senators have gone 1-4, and they are 1-2 over their last three games.

As the underdog, Ottawa has a puck line record of 9-12 this season, including going 0-5 against the puck line in their last five games. So far, the Senators have 11 wins by multiple goals and have lost 18 games by more than one goal.

At home, Ottawa’s puck line record is 9-12, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the Senators have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Ottawa’s games is sitting at 7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 21-14-3.

Colorado has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On the offensive side, the Senators are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 22nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. This season, the Senators are 9-13 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-10 record.

The leading scorer for Ottawa’s offense is Brady Tkachuk. Coming into the game he has 18 goals, ranking 28th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 13 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Ottawa goalie Mads Sogaard will be playing in his first game of the season. Last year, he played in 19 games and had a record of 8-6. His save percentage for the year was 0.49206349206349204%.