The Ottawa Senators (19-25-2) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (26-18-5) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Senators vs Red Wings
The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game against the Red Wings, the Senators have an overall record of 19-25-2 and are 16th in the Eastern Conference standings. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 8th place.
On the road, Ottawa has gone 6-13-0 this season and is currently riding a two-game win streak away from home. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 7-16-2 this year.
On the season, Ottawa has been the underdog in 25 of their 46 games and has a puck line record of 20-26. So far, the Senators have had 14 wins by multiple goals and 20 losses by multiple goals.
As the underdog, Ottawa’s average scoring margin is at -1 goal per game. Their puck line record as the underdog this year is at 12-13, and they come in with a puck line losing streak of two games.
Facing the Predators in their last game, the Senators won by a score of 4-3. Offensively, the Senators did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Predators but found the net three times in the second period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 35 shots on goal and had 13 turnovers.
Despite the straight-up win, Ottawa did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 14-8-4, and they have won their last two games overall. In games against Eastern Conference opponents, Detroit has gone 16-14, and they are currently 7th in the conference standings. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 7-3, and they are 26-18-5 on the year.
When favored, Detroit has gone 11-2-3, and they have won six straight games in games where they were favored. Against teams from the Atlantic Division, the Red Wings have gone 9-7, and they are currently in 5th place in the division. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 2-1, and they are 3-2 in their last five games.
At home, the Red Wings have gone 15-11 against the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring differential of +.5 goals per game. So far, Detroit has gone 30-19 against the puck line, including winning their last four games.
Overall, the Red Wings have 16 wins by multiple goals, and they have gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games. In their last three home games, Detroit has gone 3-0 against the puck line and 6-4 in their last ten games at home.
The Red Wings recently hosted the Golden Knights and emerged victorious with a 5-2 win. In the 3rd period, the Red Wings found the net two times against the Golden Knights after their three goals in the first period. Out of Detroit’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 29 shots on goal and had 13 giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Detroit also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 14th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 20th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 26-17-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 20 games that exceeded the over/under line of 7. On average, their games are averaging 7 goals per game.
Red Wings Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Red Wings are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. Looking at how the Red Wings’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 4th in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.
The Red Wings’ over/under record this season is 28-21-0. For the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 7. Overall, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
The Red Wings defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.2 shots per game against Detroit. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 12th with 3 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.
- Detroit has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
- Through their last five games as the underdog, the Red Wings have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 3-2.
- As the betting favorite, the Senators have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Ottawa posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Red Wings to come out with a win against the Senators while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -130, I’m placing my bet on the Red Wings to win outright.
For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Senators to cover. Even if the Red Wings secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Senators should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 7 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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