Vegas Golden Knights vs Ottawa Senators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Golden Knights vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 2/24/2024

The Vegas Golden Knights (32-19-6) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (24-27-3) on Saturday, February 24th. 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 Golden Knights are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Golden Knights vs Senators

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The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Golden Knights are 5th in the Western Conference with 70 points and an overall record of 32-19-6. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place, and they have gone 11-7 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, the Golden Knights have gone 5-5, and they have lost two straight games.

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

On the season, the Golden Knights have an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per game. In their 57 games as the underdog, their puck line record is 15-6 and 19 of their 32 wins have been by more than one goal.

Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone just 4-6 against the puck line and their puck line record on the road this year is 13-14. So far, the team’s average scoring differential on the road is at .0 goals per game.

The Golden Knights are looking to bounce back from a 7-3 loss at home to the Maple Leafs. In the opening period, the Golden Knights couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, Vegas managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 7 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Vegas not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 10 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Senators have gone 16-13-2, and they have been favored in 24 of their 54 games, going 13-11 in those contests. In their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 6-4, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak as the favorite.

Overall, the Senators have gone 24-27-3, and they are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 8th place with an 11-8 record.

At home this season, the Senators have a puck line record of 15-16, and their puck line record for the season is 26-28. So far, Ottawa has 18 wins by multiple goals and six wins by just one goal.

Currently, the Senators have a puck line winning streak of three games, and their average scoring margin when favored is 0.4 goals per game. Ottawa’s puck line record as the favorite is 9-15, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten home games.

The Senators most recently faced the Stars at home and achieved a 4-1 win. Looking at the Senators offense vs. the Stars, they managed to score one goal in the opening period and three times in the second period. Ottawa’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 30 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Ottawa came away with a victory against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 17th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the league.

This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 26-31-0. Throughout the season, they have played 32 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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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. Looking at how the Senators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.

The Senators’ over/under record this season is 28-23-3. For the season, they have had 31 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.

Vegas Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Golden Knights head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.7 shots per game against Vegas. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

The Senators defense is currently 29th 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.

Golden Knights vs Senators Trends

  • 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.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Ottawa has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 8-2.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Golden Knights have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Golden Knights vs Senators Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Senators to defeat the Golden Knights while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -115, I’m placing a wager on the Senators to win outright.

For a puck line pick, we are going with the Senators to win and cover. Look for the Senators to win this one by multiple goals over the Golden Knights.

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

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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