The Ottawa Senators (11-13-0) travel to face off against the Dallas Stars (16-8-3) on Friday, December 15th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Stars are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blues. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Dallas Stars
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Stars, the Senators have a 11-13-0 record. They hold a 8-9-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 3-4-0 on the road. This record has them sitting 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa’s average scoring margin this season is +.1, leading to an overall puck line record of 12-12. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of .0, while on the road, it is +.4.
The Senators aim to bounce back following their 4-2 loss on the road to the Blues. Offensively, the Senators couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and one goal in the third. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 34 shots on goal and had 2 turnovers.
In this game, Ottawa was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Dallas Stars Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Stars currently hold an overall record of 16-8-3. When playing on the road, Dallas has a 9-3-2 record, while they are 7-5-1 at home. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Western Central division and 6th in the Western conference. This season, Dallas’ average scoring margin is +.4, which has their puck line record at 11-16. Their average home scoring margin is +.2, and in road games, it stands at +.6.
The Stars played host to the Red Wings in their previous game and emerged with a 6-3 win. Against the Red Wings, the Stars’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Dallas’ six goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 35 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Dallas also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Senators are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. This season, the Senators are 8-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 3-4 record.
This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 11-10-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.
Dallas Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Stars come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 12th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. The Dallas offense is ranked 14th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 5th in the NHL.
For the season, the over/under record of the Stars’ stands at 16-11-0. They have had 16 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.6 goals per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
The Senators defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.1 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 20th with 1 shutouts.
Dallas Team Defense
Dallas defense takes on the Senators ranked 21st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Dallas. They alsso are 26th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Senators vs Stars Trends
- Through their last three road contests, the Senators offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Ottawa posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- Through their last three home contests, the Stars offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Dallas posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Stars have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Senators have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-4.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Senators to secure a victory over the Stars on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +161, I’m locking in my 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.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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