Senators vs. Blackhawks Pick

NHL Prediction: Is over firmly in play for Senators vs. Blackhawks? 2/21/18

Are the Ottawa Senators and host Chicago Blackhawks going to play a free-flowing, high-scoring game tonight at 8PM ET?

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blackhawks are listed as a -160 favorite on the moneyline. The Senators are a +140 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. Chicago opened as a -170 favorite before the line was bet down.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are siding with the Blackhawks. Online wager info also shows that exactly 50 percent of bets are coming in on the over and the under.

Chicago had Ottawa's number earlier this season as it cruised to an 8-2 victory Jan. 9 on the road. The Blackhawks are 7-3 over the last 10 meetings, while the over has gone 6-4.

The Senators had a modest two-game winning streak snapped their last game with a 5-2 loss at Nashville. Ottawa is 6-4 over its last 10 contests, while the over is 7-3. Chicago has lost nine of its last 10 games, the one exception being a 7-1 home victory over the Kings two games ago. The over is 5-4-1 during that stretch. 

On the season, the over has been the better play during Ottawa games as it is 31-27. The Blackhawks are 26-31 on overs, but since goaltender Corey Crawford was lost for the season more goals have been pouring in. I'm firmly on the over here as these two squads struggle with letting goals in, particularly the Senators as they are 30th in the NHL (3.4 goals allowed per game). 



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