Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Ottawa Senators vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction 3/7/2024

The Ottawa Senators (25-32-3) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Kings (31-20-11) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN+. Both the Senators and Kings will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

Senators vs Kings

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The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Senators are 15th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Atlantic Division with a record of 25-32-3. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa has gone 18-17 and 11-8 in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7, and they have lost five straight games.

When playing on the road this season, Ottawa has gone 8-18-1, and they have lost four straight road games. As the underdog this season, the Senators have gone 11-18-3, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog. Over their last three games, Ottawa has gone 0-3.

On the season, Ottawa has gone 26-34 against the puck line, including a mark of 11-16 on the road. So far, the Senators have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game, and they have lost six straight games vs. the puck line.

When playing on the road, Ottawa’s puck line record is 5-5 over their last ten games and 1-4 over their last five. So far, the Senators have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just seven wins by a single goal.

Coming off a 2-1 loss on the road to the Ducks, the Senators are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period, the Senators found success on offense with one time, but that was the end of their scoring for the game. Ottawa’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 30 shots on goal in total.

Ottawa took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Los Angeles Kings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Kings have gone 12-11-7, and they have been favored in 40 of their 62 games. Overall, Los Angeles is 31-20-11, which has them in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 6th place in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Kings are 6-4, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

Against Western Conference opponents, Los Angeles has gone 17-15, and they are 20-13-7 when favored. In their last five games, the Kings have gone 2-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three games.

On the season, the Kings have a puck line record of 29-32, including going 12-17 at home. They have an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per game when favored, and their puck line record as the favorite is 14-26.

Los Angeles has won three straight games vs. the puck line and has 21 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the Kings have a puck line record of 4-6.

The Kings are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to the Canucks. The Kings started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Against Vancouver, Los Angeles’ offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 24 shots on goal overall.

As underdogs, Los Angeles suffered a loss but still covered the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. This season, the Senators have a 16-20 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-12 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 31-26-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Kings Offense Breakdown

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The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. So far this year, the Kings are 20-15 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 9-4 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Kings come in with an over/under record of 22-36-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 41 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.

Ottawa Team Defense

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Los Angeles Team Defense

Los Angeles defense takes on the Senators ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against Los Angeles. They also are 9th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Senators vs Kings Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Senators offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Ottawa posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • Across their last five home contests, Los Angeles has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Kings have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Senators have a straight up record of 1-4 and an puck line mark of 0-5.

Senators vs Kings Prediction

For those seeking a straight moneyline bet, the Kings are the top choice. Nonetheless, with a payout of -193, you might want to use this bet as a part of a parlay to get better odds.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Senators to cover. Even in the event of a Kings victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, 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.

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