Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Senators NHL Odds
Looking for Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Blackhawks taking on the Senators on Thursday March 16th at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
(44-20-5) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators (39-22-7)
Date: Thursday March 16th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Chicago -1.5
NHL Betting Total: Off
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Chicago, coming off a 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens, continue its Canada road trip when the team heads to Ottawa to take on the Senators.
Ottawa, coming off a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, will look to get right back to winning after having a six-game win streak snapped.
This Chicago Blackhawks team really has things together and is playing some of its best hockey as we get closer and closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blackhawks have won eight of the last 10 games and, even in the losses, have looked strong.
Defensively, the team is one of the best in the league and the trade deadline acquisition of former Blackhawk defenseman Johnny Oduya has only helped the team on the blue line.
The Hawks rank 5th in the league in goals against, giving up just 2.51 goals per game.
Offensively, the team has been great which is no surprise considering the personnel. Patrick Kane is currently tied for the NHL lead in total points with 76. He has four goals and three assists in his last five games.
Left wing Artemi Panarin has been a crucial member of this Blackhawks team. He has 22 goals and 39 assists this season, including three goals and two assists over his last five games.
Ottawa has become a very good team, sitting 2nd in the Atlantic Division and almost surely in the playoffs this year. The Senators have been great on the defensive side of the ice, ranking 8th in the NHL in goals against.
The offense has been average at best. The team scores just 2.71 goals per game and doesn’t have a lot of skaters that can put the puck in the net.
Right winger Mark Stone and center Kyle Turris have been the team’s two best goal-scorers. Both have 22 goals on the season. Stone has 28 assists to go along with the goals and Turris has 22 assists.
Over the last five games, Stone has three assists but no goals and Turris has two goals.
Winger Mike Hoffman has been very good as well. He has 21 goals and 27 assists in 60 games this season. Over his last five games, he has two goals and three assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 12-4 ATS in the last 16 games
- Ottawa is 6-1 SU in the last seven games
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Ottawa Senators NHL Hockey Prediction:
Ottawa has been a tough team to beat recently but doesn’t have the offensive talent to match up with Chicago. With Patrick Kane playing stellar hockey right now, he should lead Chicago to the W in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago ML
Chicago’s fantastic all-around play will continue against a tough Ottawa team. The Blackhawks will get the win in this one and the money line is a good pick.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Ottawa 2
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