The Golden Knights and Senators are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators will host the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Senators as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 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 Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

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

Will the Golden Knights Make it Happen on the Road?

As the fifth-place team in the Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division, the Golden Knights have an overall record of 32-19-6. In the West, their record is 21-13, and in the Pacific, they are 11-7. Over their last ten games, Vegas is 5-5, but they have lost two straight games.

On the road this season, the Golden Knights have gone 13-10-4, and they have won two straight road games. As the underdog, Vegas has gone 12-7-2, and they have been the underdog in 21 of their 57 games. In their last five games, the Golden Knights have gone 1-4.

On the season, Vegas has an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per game. So far, they have 13 puck line wins as the underdog and 19 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 28-29, and their road puck line mark is 13-14. In their last five road games, the Knights are 3-2 vs. the puck line.

This season, Vegas’ games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.1. The Golden Knights currently have an over/under record of 26-31-0.

Although Vegas has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 16th in the league. The Vegas offense is ranked 17th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 10th in the NHL.

Vegas’ leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far, he has 29 goals which is 16th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 17 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Logan Thompson has started 30 games this season. His current record stands at 17-11, and his save percentage is 0.794%.

Will the Senators Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Senators have gone 16-13-2 and have been favored in 24 of their 54 games. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 8th place with an 11-8 record, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 15th with 51 points.

Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite. In their last five games, Ottawa has gone 2-3, and they are 24-27-3 overall this season.

At home this season, the Senators have gone just 15-16 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 26-28 overall. Ottawa has gone 9-15 against the puck line when favored and has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last 10 games at home.

So far, the Senators have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. Ottawa’s average scoring margin at home this year is at .0 goals per game, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games at home.

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 28-23-3.

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

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 13th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. This season, the Senators have a 15-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-10 record.

The leading scorer for Ottawa’s offense is Brady Tkachuk. Coming into the game he has 25 goals, ranking 25th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 21 assists.

In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 28th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vegas, goalie Anton Forsberg has started 18 games in this season. His current record is 10-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.514%.