Ottawa Senators Travel to St. Louis to Face the Blues
On Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators will head to the Enterprise Center to face the St. Louis Blues in a non-conference game.
This is the second and final game played between these two teams. The Blues were able to pick up a 5-2 road win in the middle of February against the Senators.
The Senators are currently seventh in the Atlantic Division (19-30-5, 43 points) and are on a four-game losing streak, while the Blues are second in the Central Division (32-16-7, 71 points) and are on a two-game losing streak.
These teams are both stumbling into this game but are on two different levels in the overall aspect of the regular season. Let’s take a deeper dive into Ottawa and St. Louis to determine where the best bet would be for this game.
Game Preview: Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues March 8th
The offense of the Ottawa Senators need to step up a bit more as they are averaging 2.61 goals on 29.9 shot attempts per game. While the St. Louis Blues are scoring 3.49 goals on 30.6 shots per game this season.
Left winger Brady Tkachuk is struggling but leads the Senators with 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) with one point in their last four games. Compare that to center Jordan Kyrou, who has been playing well with 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists). He recorded at least one point in each of the previous seven games.
Defensively, these teams are a little bit more close to one another as the Senators are allowing 3.26 goals on 33.9 shot attempts per game this season. While the Blues are giving up 2.70 goals on 31.4 shots this season. Ottawa has goalie Anton Forsberg in the net, and he is 11-9-2 with 2.80 goals allowed and a 91.8 save percentage so far. St Louis’ goaltender Jordan Binnington is 13-11-3 with a 90.4 save percentage with 3.09 goals given up.
Ottawa Senators at St. Louis Blues Betting Prediction
There is a reason why the Blues were able to win the previous game by three goals, and that is because the Senators are not competing for this season while the Blues are looking for a long playoff run.
The major difference is on the defensive side of the ice as Ottawa is giving up 5.3 goals in their previous three games while St. Louis is currently allowing 2.2 goals in their last five games.
The Senators are currently 28-26 against the spread this season, while the Blues are 31-24 against the spread so far. Go with the St. Louis Blues to cover the puck line in their home arena against an inferior franchise.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.