Senators vs. Blue Jackets Monday Pick
The Senators and Blue Jackets are the only teams in action on Monday night in the NHL and with Columbus laying -215 on the money line, is there better value for bettors when it comes to the total?
069 Ottawa Senators (+175) at 070 Columbus Blue Jackets (-215); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, February 24, 2020
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Jackets to win on the money line.
Ottawa Senators Fantasy Spin
Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 3-0 home loss against the Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately for Anderson the Senators were unable to slip anything past Carey Price. Max Domi beat Anderson twice and Paul Byron also struck for his second of the season, but Anderson played pretty well. The loss ended his first two-game winning streak since a three-game winning run from March 23-30, 2019. The Senators are back in action Monday night in Columbus.
Columbus Blue Jackets Fantasy Spin
Elvis Merzlikins allowed three goals on 36 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss against the Nashville Predators. Merzlikins fell behind in the first 33 seconds as Ryan Johansen beat him, and it was 2-0 after 20 minutes with Mikael Granlund also getting on the board. However, the Jackets rattled off three straight goals to give him a brief lead before Colton Sissons struck late in the second. There were no goals in the third or overtime, but Forsberg, Ryan Ellis and Rocco Grimaldi each beat Merzlikins in the shootout.
The Senators are 0-4 in their last four trips to Columbus and are 1-5 in their last six games versus the Blue Jackets overall.
The home team is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams while the favorite is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings. Both of those trends fit Columbus tonight.
The under is 8-3 in the Senators’ last 11 games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games when they’re an underdog and is 9-3 in their last 12 games after they scored two goals or less in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 45-20-1 in the Blue Jackets’ last 66 home games, is 26-12 in their last 38 games when favored and is 28-13-1 in their last 42 games when their opponent scored two goals or less in its previous contest.
Monday NHL Prediction: Senators/Blue Jackets UNDER 5.5