In their second head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes clash at PNC Arena. This Eastern Conference matchup gets started at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11 and it is being televised live on The Sports Network.
Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Carolina (-245) is tabbed as the heavy favorite over Ottawa (+205), and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -110 money on the over and -110 on the under.
Losing 4.2 units for moneyline bettors, the Hurricanes are 9-8 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 46-36 record that the team managed during last year’s regular season campaign. Among the team’s 17 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 6-3 SU at home this year.
Carolina’s converted on 21.8 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 17th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.0 percent of all penalties.
Carolina, as a collective unit, has been penalized 4.2 times per game overall this season, 4.4 per game over its past five matchups total, and 4.0 per game over its last five home outings. The team has had to stave off opponent power plays for just 8.0 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, in total.
Sporting a .904 save percentage and 23.2 saves per game, Petr Mrazek (7-4-1) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Hurricanes this season. If head coach Rod Brind Amour decides to give him a breather, however, the team could turn to James Reimer (2-5-5 record, .901 save percentage, 3.10 goals against average).
The Canes will continue seeking offensive production from Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov. Hamilton (18 points) has tallied seven goals and 11 assists and has recorded multiple points in four different games this year. Svechnikov has seven goals and nine assists to his credit and has notched at least one point in eight contests.
On the visitors’ side of the ice, Ottawa is 6-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 16 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone over the total, while another eight have gone under the total and none have pushed. Ottawa’s 1-6 SU as the road team this season.
Ottawa has converted on just 7.0 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 19th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.
Ottawa’s skaters have been called for penalties 4.8 times per game this season, 4.2 per game over their past five match ups total, and 4.6 per game over their last five on the road. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays 10.8 minutes per contest over their last five road games.
Anders Nilsson (2.66 goals against average and .930 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Ottawa. Nilsson is averaging 33.3 saves per game and has four wins, four losses, and one overtime loss to his credit.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (eight goals, four assists) and Connor Brown (two goals, 10 assists) have been the top playmakers for Ottawa and will pace the offensive attack for the visiting Senators.
Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Picks
Free Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes ML
For both of these clubs, the under has hit in three of their last five outings.
Ottawa has managed 29.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina is averaging 33.4 shots per game over its last five at home.
The Senators are 1-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 1-4 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
Carolina skaters have managed 13.2 takeaways per game over its last five home games, an improvement over its season average of 9.1 takeaways per game (ranked 3rd in the league).
Ottawa skaters have forced 5.2 takeaways per game over its last five road games, a drop-off from its season average of 6.1 takeaways per game (ranked 28th in the league).