The Ottawa Senators (10-11-0) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (14-8-4) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. Both the Senators and Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Facing the Red Wings, the Senators have a record of 10-11-0 so far. At home, their record is 8-8-0 and 2-3-0 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa comes in with eight wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 11-10.
Coming off a 4-3 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Senators are hoping to bounce back today. The Senators scored one goal in the first period against the Maple Leafs and found the net two times in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 41 shots on goal and had 14 turnovers.
As underdogs, Ottawa suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 25 games, the Red Wings have achieved an overall record of 14-8-4. When on the road, Detroit holds a 6-4-1 record, while they are 8-4-3 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Eastern Atlantic division and 4th in the Eastern conference. Detroit’s average scoring margin this season is +.8, leading to an overall puck line record of 16-9. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.9, while on the road, it is +.5.
Coming off a 6-5 loss at home to the Sharks, the Red Wings are hoping to bounce back today. The first period saw the Red Wings being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring four times in the second period and one goal in the third. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.
Detroit took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. So far this year, the Senators are 7-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 3-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.
The Senators’ come into the game with an over/under record of 11-7-3. Over the course of last season, they had 41 games that did not surpass the 7 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.5 per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Red Wings come into the game at 3.8 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 23rd position in the league. Detroit’s offense is currently ranked 4th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 15th in the league.
The Red Wings come in with an over/under record of 15-10-0. Over the season, there have been 11 games that have surpassed the 7 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.9 goals per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
Defensively, the Senators are currently 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.1 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
The Red Wings defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Detroit. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 2 shutouts.
Senators vs Red Wings Trends
- In their last three road games, Ottawa has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
- Across their last three home contests, Detroit has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
- Through their last three games as the underdog, the Red Wings have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
- Although the Senators have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Red Wings to take down the Senators at home. With the moneyline currently at -130, I’m placing my bet on the Red Wings straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Senators to cover. Even if the Red Wings manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Senators should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 7 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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