Ducks vs. Senators Prediction
Frederik Andersen had a rare off night on Thursday but should bounce back tonight when the Ducks visit the Senators at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Ducks are -145 money line favorites to beat the Senators, who have odds of +125 to pull off the upset at home tonight. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals.
Andersen allowed six goals on 26 shots in the Ducks' 6-5 loss to the Maple Leafs on Thursday night. But in his start before that loss, Andersen posted a 38-save shutout against Boston and is 20-9-6 on the season with a 2.17 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.
On the other side of the equation is Craig Anderson, who gets the call tonight for the Sabres. He too is coming off a poor performance while posting a 17-save effort in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday night. Anderson is just 29-23-4 with a 2.0 goals against average and a .915 save percentage in 2015-16.
The Ducks have won 10 of their last 13 games versus opponents with losing records and are 21-8 in their last 29 games overall. The Senators, meanwhile, are winless at 0-6 in their last six games versus opponents with a winning record and have not fared well in this series. Ottawa is 1-4 in its last five home games versus Anaheim and 4-12 in its last 16 games overall versus the Ducks.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: ANAHEIM DUCKS -145