Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators Odds

Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche Team Previews

Ottawa Senators – Missing Erik Karlsson

After a bad streak in late December and early January, the Ottawa Senators have fallen to the last place in the Eastern Conference. The Senators rank last in the National Hockey League in goals and shots allowed (3.87 and 36.87) per game. The struggles have resulted in an Over/Under record this season of 29-14-3. The 29 overs are three more than the Tampa Bay Lightning (the league’s top offence and team) have this season.

Colorado Avalanche – Needing more from Seymon Varlamov    

While the Colorado Avalanche own the top offence trio in the NHL, for them to make a serious playoff run (or even make the postseason) they need more from goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Although the netminder has been injured this season (playing in only 28 of a possible 46 games). Varlamov is on pace to have his worst statistical season (excluding the lockout year in 2012-13) when he started at least 50% of games for the Avalanche. He need play as he did from October to December 2, when he was 10-5-3 with a .930 save percentage if the Avalanche are to grab a playoff spot in the highly competitive Western Conference playoff race.

Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends

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    Ottawa 6-4 against Colorado over last ten

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    Average score of 6.6 over last ten games

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    Avalanche won first meeting this season 6-3

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    Both teams only have two wins in last ten games

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    Avalance 1-3 on current Canadian road trip

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    Ottawa went 2-1 on reason California road trip (off for four days since)

Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche Predictions

Game Winner Prediction

Despite only sitting 11 points behind the slumping Avalanche (2-6-2 in their last ten) and playing at home, NHL odds have the Senators as considerable underdogs on Wednesday night.

The rest for the Senators should help the team on Wednesday. Excluding the Christmas Break, when every team got to rest, the Senators are undefeated this season with three days off between games.

The Colorado Avalanche are the opposite of rested. The game against the Senators marks the Avalanche 27 road game of the season (compared to 20 games at home). Although the Avalanche are 12-11-3 on the road this season, they are only 1-5-1 in their last seven road games. Their only win came against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, when Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen showed apparent signs of rust after missing eight games.

The value on Wednesday is on the Ottawa Senators as home underdogs.

Pick: Ottawa Senators (+170) to Win

 

Over/Under Predictions

The best bet of the night is over 6.0 goals (-110). OF the last ten games between these two teams, 80% have gone hit the over. As we touched on early, the Senators cannot stop anyone from scoring, while Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov is only 2-5-2 with a save percentage of .859 since December 4. Over that stretch, Varlamov in nine of ten games (including one game he was pulled after three goals and did not get a decision). Take the over on Wednesday night.

Pick: Over 6.0 Goals (-110)