The Senators and Bruins are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bruins will host the game at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Bruins are favored by -1.5 against the Senators in a Atlantic division matchup.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.

WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:

  • With the Bruins being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Bruins.
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Senators (+1.5)

Will the Senators Win in Boston?

So far this season, the Senators have gone 28-34-4, and they are currently in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 8th place, and they have gone 11-8 against divisional opponents. On the road, the Senators are 10-19-2, and they have won their last two games away from home.

Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone just 3-7, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 13-19-4 this year, and they have gone 21-18 against Eastern Conference teams.

On the season, Ottawa has gone 29-37 against the puck line, including a road puck line record of 13-18. Their average scoring margin on the road is -.6 goals per game, and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games away from home.

As the underdog, the Senators have a puck line mark of 20-16, and they have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. So far, Ottawa has lost 26 games by multiple goals.

This season, Ottawa’s games have an average of 6.7 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under performance of 34-29-3.

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

On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. Ottawa’s offense comes into the game ranked 21st in power play goals. And in terms of 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. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 26 assists this season.

Boston defense takes on the Senators ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo comes into the game having made 38 starts this season. So far, his record is 15-20 and he has a save percentage of 0.845%.

Can Boston Secure a Home Victory?

With a record of 40-14-15, the Bruins hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, they have gone 6-4 and have won two straight games as the favorite. In games they were favored, Boston has gone 34-14-11 this season.

At home, the Bruins have gone 22-8-6 this season and have won four of their last five games. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, Boston has gone 24-14 on the year.

At home this year, the Bruins have gone 18-18 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. So far, they have gone 24-35 vs. the puck line when favored and have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line.

Overall, Boston has 27 wins by multiple goals and has gone 34-35 vs. the puck line this year. In their last ten home games, the Bruins have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Boston is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 5.9. The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 33-35-1.

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

The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 17th in the league. This season, the Bruins have a 16-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 23-11 record.

The leading scorer for Boston’s offense is David Pastrnak. Coming into the game he has 41 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 55 assists so far.

Boston defense takes on the Senators ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Ottawa, goalie Linus Ullmark has started 32 games in this season. His current record is 18-7, and his save percentage stands at 0.736%.