Senators vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Senators vs Washington Capitals Prediction 4/7/2024

The Ottawa Senators (33-39-4) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (36-30-10) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both the Senators and Capitals will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

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The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

When playing on the road this season, the Senators have gone 13-21-2, and they have lost three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is in 14th place, and in the Atlantic Division, they are in 7th place. Overall, the Senators have a record of 33-39-4, and in their last ten games, they have gone 5-5.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 17-23-4 this season, and they have lost three straight games when playing as the underdog. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Senators have gone 23-21 this season, and they have gone 0-3 in their last three games.

On the road, Ottawa has a puck line record of 17-19, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -0.4 goals per game. So far, their puck line record as the underdog is at 26-18.

Across their last three games, the Senators have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring differential as the underdog is at -0.6 goals per game. On the road, Ottawa’s puck line record over their last 10 games is at 6-4.

Following a 4-3 loss at home to the Devils, the Senators are eager to bounce back. In the first period, the Senators struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Ottawa’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 28 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.

Although they didn’t win, Ottawa did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With just four games left in the regular season, the Capitals find themselves in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, three points out of the final playoff spot. They have lost three straight games and have gone just 4-6 in their last ten games. At home this season, Washington is 20-12-6, and they have been favored in 19 of their 76 games.

Against the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have gone 21-23, and in divisional games, they are 15-10. When favored, Washington has gone 14-3-2, and they have won their last two games when favored. Over their last five games, the Capitals have gone 0-5, and they have gone 0-3 in their last three games.

Washington comes into the game with a puck line record of 36-40 and has gone 0-3 against the puck line in their last three games. So far this season, the Capitals have 18 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 28 games by more than one goal.

So far this year, the Capitals have gone just 5-14 against the puck line when favored. Washington has gone 19-19 against the puck line at home and has an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game in those games. In their last ten home games, the Capitals have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

The Capitals aim to bounce back following their 4-2 loss on the road to the Hurricanes. In the first period on offense, the Capitals managed to score two times, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 16 shots on goal and had 1 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Washington not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 16th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. In terms of the Senators’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 18th in shorthanded goals.

For the season, the over/under record of the Senators’ stands at 40-33-3. They have had 43 games during the season that exceeded the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Capitals come in averaging 2.7 goals per game this season, which is 28th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. The Washington offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 32nd in the NHL.

The Capitals come in with an over/under record of 34-38-4. Over the course of the season, they have had 36 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Ottawa Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 26th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Defensively, the Capitals come into the season ranked 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.7 shots per game against Washington. For the season, they are ranked 8th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Senators vs Capitals Trends

  • The Senators are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Washington has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Although the Senators have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-2.

Senators vs Capitals Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Senators to secure a victory over the Capitals on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +111, 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 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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