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NHL Predictions: Will Senators and Predators stay under total? 2/19/18

Are the Ottawa Senators and host Nashville Predators going to play a low-scoring game that goes under the projected total tonight at 8PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Predators are a -210 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Senators are a +175 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. Nashville opened as a -230 fave before the line dropped, while the total has gone up from 5.5.

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As of Monday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on the Predators. Online wager info also shows 54 percent of bets coming in on the under.

Ottawa won the first meeting this season by a 4-3 final in overtime on its home ice on Feb. 8. It snapped a four-game win streak by the Predators in the series, who are 6-4 in the last 10 meetings. The over has hit in the last two games and is 6-4 in the last 10.

While the Senators have struggled much of the season, they have won four of their last six contests and are 6-4 over the last 10. The over has hit in five of the last six games and is 6-4 over the last 10. Nashville has struggled a bit lately with home losses to Calgary and Detroit. The Predators are 5-5 over their last 10 contests, while the over-under has also gone 5-5.

The under has gone 5-1-2 in the last eight meetings in Nashville, although the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. Ottawa is only 1-4 in the last five meetings. My instinct is definitely with the under here. Ottawa should have a lot of trouble scoring on a Predators defense that ranks amongst the best in the NHL. While the Senators are only 30th in goals allowed, I think the game will be shortened by the defensive-minded hosts as long as the Predators get the lead in the first couple of periods.



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