Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 3/28/2024

The Chicago Blackhawks (21-46-5) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (31-36-4) on Thursday, March 28th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Blackhawks are 15th in the Western Conference with a record of 21-46-5. Against the Central Division, Chicago has gone 5-17, and in the Western Conference, they have gone 14-30. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games.

On the road, Chicago has gone just 6-28-1 this season, and as the underdog, they have gone 17-45-5. When playing against other teams from the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 8-23-4, and against the Central Division, they have gone 5-17. So far this season, Chicago has been the underdog in 67 of their 72 games.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 32-40 on the season and has dropped four straight games vs. the puck line on the road. Overall, the Blackhawks have 38 losses by more than one goal compared to just 10 wins by multiple goals.

So far this season, Chicago has been the underdog in 67 of its 75 games, and its puck line record as the underdog is 30-37. The team’s average scoring margin on the road is -2.2 goals per game, and its road puck line record this year is 10-25.

In their most recent game, the Blackhawks faced the Flames and came out victorious with a score of 3-1. The Blackhawks managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Flames, following their two goals in the first period. Of Chicago’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 27 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Chicago managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Senators have gone 19-16-2 and have been favored in 31 of their 71 games. Their overall record is 31-36-4, and they are 7th in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa has won three straight games and has gone 6-4 in their last ten games.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Senators have gone 23-19, and they have been the underdog in 40 of their games this season. Over their last three games, Ottawa has gone 3-0, and their record as the favorite is 15-16-0.

At home this season, Ottawa has gone 17-20 against the puck line and has an average scoring margin of -0.1 goals per game. So far, the Senators have been the underdog in 40 of their games and have a puck line record of 23-17 as the underdog.

Over their last ten games at home, the Senators have gone just 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin as the favorite this year is at 0 goals per game. Ottawa has won three straight games against the puck line and has 21 wins by multiple goals.

In their last game, the Senators went up against the Sabres and emerged as winners with a score of 6-2. Against the Sabres, the Senators scored five goals in the first period and one time in the 3rd period. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all six goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Ottawa was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. This year, the Blackhawks have recorded a 5-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-29 record.

The Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 29-41-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 44 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. The Senators went 19-23 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 10-13.

For the season, the over/under record of the Senators’ stands at 39-29-3. They have had 42 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Chicago Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Blackhawks head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Chicago. So far, they are 27th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

The Senators defense is currently 26th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Blackhawks vs Senators Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Senators last three home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 6-4.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 4-1, while going 2-3 against the spread.

Blackhawks vs Senators Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Senators are the way to go. However, with a payout of -198, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Blackhawks to cover. Even if the Senators win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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