Ottawa Senators Travel to Nashville to Face the Predators
The Ottawa Senators will head to the Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators in an Eastern Conference vs Western Conference matchup.
This will be the first of two games against one another right now as they had a game back on November 18th that was postponed and will also play on April 7th.
Ottawa is seventh in the Atlantic Division (23-36-5, 51 points) and is looking forward to the NHL Draft, while Nashville is fourth in the Central Division (37-24-4, 78 points) right now.
Both teams have two completely different mindsets for the remainder of the regular season, so this should be an intriguing game. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Senators and the Predators to determine where we should be betting.
Match Preview: Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators March 29th
Ottawa is scoring the puck at a lesser level as they are averaging 2.59 goals on 30.2 shot attempts this season. Left winger Brady Tkachuk is leading the team in points as he has 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) and has only scored two points in his last five games.
As a team defensively, the Senators are allowing 3.25 goals on 33 shots so far. Goaltender Anton Forsberg has been struggling a bit this year as he has a 15-13-2 record with 2.72 goals allowed per game and a .918 save percentage.
Defenseman Roman Josi has been doing extremely well as he is second in the NHL in assists and seventh in the sport in goals as he has recorded 79 points (18 goals, 61 assists) while adding 10 points in his previous five games.
The Predators are doing a pretty good job on the offensive side of the ice this season as they are scoring 3.23 goals on 29.4 shots so far. Goalie Juuse Saros has been doing pretty well so far as he has posted a 31-20-3 record with a .921 save percentage and 2.55 goals allowed per game.
Nashville is giving up 2.89 goals allowed per game, and 32 shot attempts this season.
Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Betting Prediction
One of the major differences between these teams is on the power play percentage this season, as Ottawa is scoring on 18.9 percent of power play opportunities while Nashville is scoring on 24.6 percent of all power play opportunities.
There is a huge gap in skill level between these two franchises, so that will be a great difference right now. The Senators are 32-32 against the spread this season, while the Predators are 37-28 against the spread thus far.
All in all, go with the Nashville Predators to cover the puck line in this game.
* 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.