Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Senators versus the Predators? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Predators as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nashville Predators -1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

  • The Predators enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Senators (+1.5)

Can Ottawa Stun the Crowd at Bridgestone Arena?

As the season winds down, Ottawa finds themselves in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-28-3. In their division, the Senators are in 7th place with an 11-8 record. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 6-4.

On the road this season, the Senators have struggled, going just 8-15-1. As the underdog, Ottawa has a record of 11-16-3. In games against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Senators have gone 18-16.

When looking at the Senators’ puck line record, they have gone 26-30 on the season, and they have gone 6-4 in their last ten games. Their average scoring margin this year sits at -.2 goals per game.

So far, Ottawa has been the underdog in 30 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 17-13. Across their last ten road games, the Senators have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

Games involving Ottawa have an average of 6.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Senators come in with a record of 30-23-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Ottawa has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

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 13th in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 17th in the NHL.

Ottawa will be looking for a good game from Brady Tkachuk who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 23rd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 24 assists this season.

Nashville defense takes on the Senators ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo gets the start and has made 33 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-18, and his save percentage is 0.86%.

Do the Predators Stand a Chance at Home?

At home this season, the Predators have gone 14-15-0, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak at home. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 6-4 and they are currently on a five-game winning streak.

So far this season, the Predators have gone 32-25-2, and they are in 8th place in the Western Conference. Against teams in the Western Conference, they have gone 20-18.

For the season, the Predators have gone 32-27 against the puck line, including going 5-0 in their last five games. Overall, Nashville has 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, the Predators have gone 9-14 against the puck line and 23-13 as the underdog. In their last ten home games, Nashville has gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Nashville is 6.3. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 26-27-6.

Across their last three road contests, Ottawa has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.

Offensively, the Predators come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. The Predators went 16-13 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 15-12.

Nashville’s leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 28 goals, placing him 19th in the NHL. Forsberg also comes into the game with 31 assists.

Defensively, the Predators are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.2 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Ottawa, goalie Juuse Saros has started 46 games in this season. His current record is 23-21, and his save percentage stands at 0.972%.