Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Senators vs Flames NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(8-16-1) Ottawa Senators vs. Calgary Flames (10-11-2)
Date: Thursday, March 4th 2021
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sens +180 | Flames -200
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Flames -1.5 (+125)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6
The Calgary Flames were thought of as a dark horse for the Stanley Cup this year, but they just have not been able to put it all together and they are far off the pace in the North division standings and they will need to start stringing wins together if they want any chance of seeing the postseason.
Although Ottawa comes into this game with only 8 wins there should be some reason for optimism, as this team has managed to pick up 6 wins in their last 10 games which is a run a lot of people would have thought is not possible given the level of skill the Senators have on the ice.
Drake Batherson, the 22 year old right-winger, has now established himself as a solid NHL player, as he comes into this matchup with 9 goals and 9 assists. The Senators also have to be really happy with the continued solid play of the young German they drafted early in the first round Tim Stutzle, who has already amassed 5 goals and 9 assists which is incredible considering his age.
It is important to point out as well, that the Ottawa Senators have had really good success against this very Flames team recently picking up 2 convincing victories over Calgary and it would not surprise me if we have a very competitive match here on Thursday.
The Calgary Flames are a real weird team to handicap, as they have performed so poorly this year, but have some really nice pieces in place and I feel like I would be surprised if we do not see some kind of significant run from this team at some point during the remainder of the season.
Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm have been the driving force of this offense, as they have combined for 39 total points this year, but again, it has not been enough offensive production to get the Flames where they need to be.
David Rittich is projected to get the start in net for Calgary and that might be the first place for us to look to figure out was is wrong with the Calgary Flames, as he has a GAA just shy of 3, a record of 2-5-1 and a mediocre save percentage of .904.
There are not many opportunities in the NHL this year to turn your stats around than a matchup with the Senators, but as we have already talked about, this Flames team has not exactly had a ton of success against the Senators and neither has Rittich.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 3-0-1 in Senators last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Senators last 5 overall.
- Over is 21-7-1 in Senators last 29 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 3-0-2 in Flames last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Over is 10-4 in Flames last 14 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 7-3-1 in Flames last 11 following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Free Ottawa Senators vs. Calgary Flames NHL Prediction:
I don’t think either goaltender is going to instill fear in the opposition this Thursday and I think there is more than enough offense on both of these teams to get this game up and over the posted total.
There should also be some level of desperation from the Calgary Flames in this matchup, so I do not think we are likely to see a slow-paced game that disappoints the neutral fans.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over the total
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