The Ottawa Senators (14-21-0) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (17-18-5) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on ESPN+. Both the Senators and Flames will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Calgary Flames
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, Ottawa has gone 14-21-0, putting them in 8th place in the Atlantic Division and 16th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, the Senators have gone just 4-11-0 this year.
Heading into the game, Ottawa has lost three straight games and are just 1-4 in their last five contests. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7. As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 6-13 on the year. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Senators have gone 11-11.
On the season, the Senators have gone 15-20 against the puck line, including going 0-3 vs. the puck line in their last three games. Ottawa has gone 11-16 vs. the puck line in games that have been decided by more than one goal.
So far, the Senators have gone 6-9 vs. the puck line on the road, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.8 goals per game. Ottawa comes into this game having gone 2-8 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.
After suffering a 3-1 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Senators are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Senators faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score one goal in the third period. Ottawa’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 30 shots on goal in total.
Ottawa entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 7 with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Flames have a record of 9-7-1. In the Western Conference, Calgary is 12th and 6th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4. Overall, they are 17-18-5.
When favored, Calgary has a record of 8-8-2. Against other teams in the Western Conference, they are 11-13. In their last three games, the Flames have gone 1-2. Over their last five games, Calgary is 3-2.
When favored, the Flames have gone just 5-13 against the puck line this season, and they have gone 9-8 at home on the puck line. So far, Calgary has gone 20-20 on the puck line overall, and they have gone 6-4 across their last ten games.
Calgary has gone 10-12 against the puck line at home this year, and they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. Across their last ten games at home, the Flames have gone 5-5 on the puck line.
Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Blackhawks, the Flames are eager to bounce back. The Flames’ offense scored in each period against the Blackhawks. Out of Calgary’s three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 31 shots on goal and had six giveaways.
In this game, Calgary was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of the Senators’ offense during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.
The Senators’ over/under record this season is 18-14-3. For the season, they have had 21 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
Calgary Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Flames are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 7th in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 28th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.
The Flames come in with an over/under record of 22-17-1. Over the season, there have been 21 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.3 goals per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
Ottawa defense takes on the Flames ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 23rd in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Senators vs Flames Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Senators have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
- Across their five previous home games, Calgary has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Flames have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Senators have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Flames to pick up on a win over the Senators at home. With the moneyline sitting at -135, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Flames straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Senators to cover. Even if the Flames manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Senators should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!