Kings vs. Senators Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Senators are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -135 to win, while the Kings are getting a money line of +115 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. These two meet tonight from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Kings are coming off a 3-2 loss at Toronto on Monday night to drop to 6-1-1 on the season and 2-1 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 3.63 goals per game while allowing just 2.13 per contest. Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown each have 11 points to lead the team while Kopitar also has a team-high six goals. Jonathan Quick is posting a 2.15 GAA this year with a .934 save percentage over seven games.
The Senators are coming off a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs at home on Saturday. Ottawa is now 4-1-3 on the year. The Senators are putting up 3.63 goals per game while allowing 2.38 goals per contest. Derick Brassard is leading the team with six goals and four assists while Mark Stone has five goals and four assists. Craig Anderson has a 2.48 GAA this season with a .915 save percentage.
Ottawa has had good success against the Kings, winning four of the last five in this series and the home team has won 11 of the last 16 in this series as well. The Kings have also struggled when playing on no rest, they are just 2-6 in their last 8 with no rest between games. The public is backing the Kings slightly, but I think the Senators take care of business at home.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: OTTAWA SENATORS -135