The Colorado Avalanche (28-13-3) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (15-23-0) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. The Senators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Avalanche are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canadiens. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators
The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Avalanche are 28-13-3 and sit in 2nd place in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 3rd place. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games as the underdog.
When playing on the road this season, Colorado has gone 10-8-3, and they are 25-11-3 this season when favored. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Avalanche have gone 19-11 this season.
On the road, Colorado has a puck line record of 7-14 this season and 21-23 overall. Their average scoring margin for the year is +.6 goals per game, and they have 20 wins by multiple goals compared to nine losses by more than one goal.
So far, the Avalanche have been favored in 39 games, going 18-21 against the puck line in those contests. In their last 10 road games, they have a puck line record of just 2-8.
Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Canadiens, the Avalanche are eager to bounce back. Throughout the game against the Canadiens, Avalanche’s offense managed to score in every single period. Colorado’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 35 shots on goal and nine giveaways.
In this game, Colorado was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Senators have gone 11-10-0 and have won two straight games in their own building. Overall, Ottawa is 15-23-0 and sits in 16th place in the Eastern Conference.
Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Senators have gone 11-12 this year and are in 8th place in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 4-6 and has lost six straight games when listed as the underdog.
At home this season, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of +.1 goals per game. So far, their puck line record at home is 9-12. When looking at just their last ten games at home, the Senators’ puck line record is 4-6.
So far this year, Ottawa has 18 losses by multiple goals, and their puck line record as the underdog is 9-12. In their last ten games overall, the Senators have a puck line record of just 2-8, and their overall puck line record is 15-23.
In their most recent game, the Senators hosted the Sharks and secured a 5-4 victory. Facing off against the Sharks’ defense, the Senators offense scored in all three periods. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 41 shots on goal and committed 13 turnovers.
Ottawa couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.
Colorado Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Avalanche come in averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. The Colorado offense is ranked 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 9th in the NHL.
The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 25-17-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 19 games failing to surpass the 7 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.8 per game.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. This year, the Senators have recorded a 9-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-10 record.
So far, the Senators have an over/under record of 21-14-3. Coming into the game, they have played 16 games that went beyond the 7 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7 goals per game.
Colorado Team Defense
Defensively, the Avalanche come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.6 shots per game against Colorado. For the season, they are ranked 15th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Ottawa Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.1 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Avalanche vs Senators Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 2-8 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- Through their last three home contests, the Senators offense has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Ottawa posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 0-3 and an puck line mark of 0-3.
- In their last five contests as the favorite, Colorado has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-4. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Senators to pick up on a win over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline sitting at +114, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Senators straight-up.
Our projections have the Senators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Senators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 7 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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