Looking to win big? The Stars and Senators face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. In this non-conference matchup, the Stars are favored by -1.5 vs. the Senators. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

DALLAS STARS 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 Thursday, February 22nd.

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 (+126)
  • The Senators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Stars Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Stars are in 2nd place in the Western Conference and 1st place in the Central Division. They have a record of 34-16-8 and have 76 points. On the road, Dallas is 17-7-5. Over their last ten games, the Stars are 6-4, but they have lost three straight.

So far this season, Dallas has been favored in 50 of their 57 games, and they have gone 32-12-6 as the favorite. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Stars are 19-13, and they have gone 12-6 against division opponents.

When playing on the road, the Stars have gone 14-15 vs. the puck line this season, and they have a puck line record of 22-35 overall. So far, Dallas has 16 wins by multiple goals and 18 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten road games, the Stars have gone just 5-5 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.7 goals per game. In their last five road games, Dallas has a puck line record of 3-2.

This season, Dallas’ games are averaging 6.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Stars currently have an over/under record of 35-21-1.

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

Offensively, the Stars come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 7th position in the league. So far this year, the Stars are 20-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Dallas’ leading goal scorer is Roope Hintz. So far this season, he has 23 goals, placing him 31st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 27 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Oettinger comes into the game having made 33 starts this season. So far, his record is 20-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.849%.

Does Ottawa Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

As the 15th ranked team in the Eastern Conference, the Ottawa Senators come into tonight’s game with a record of 23-28-3. In their last ten games, they have gone 5-5 and have lost two straight games as the favorite. At home, Ottawa is 15-13-2 this season.

So far this year, the Senators have been the underdog in 29 of their 54 games, and they have gone 10-17-3 in those games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Ottawa is 18-15, and in the Atlantic Division, they are 11-8.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 16-13 vs. the puck line as the underdog this year, including winning seven straight games against the puck line when getting at least a goal. Overall, the Senators have gone 25-28 against the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of -.7 goals per game as the underdog.

So far this year, Ottawa has had 21 losses by multiple goals compared to just nine by a single goal. The Senators come into this game having gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last 10 games and 2-1 vs. the puck line in their previous three games.

This season, Ottawa’s games are averaging 6.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.6. The Senators currently have an over/under record of 28-22-3.

Dallas has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. 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 offense, the Senators are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This year, the Senators have recorded a 14-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-11 record.

Ottawa’s current leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. This season, he has 25 goals, which puts him 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 20 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 28th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Goalie Anton Forsberg gets the start and has made 17 starts this season. His record at this point is 9-8, and his save percentage is 0.5%.