Connor Brown, Brady Tkachuk, and the Ottawa Senators will do battle against Anze Kopitar, Alex Iafallo, and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center in an East-West showdown. The action will get going at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11, and you will be able to catch it live on Fox Sports West.
Ottawa Senators vs. Los Angeles Kings Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Kings (-160), while the Senators are offering moneyline odds of +140 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been placed at 6 goals at most sportsbooks. The line for betting that total stands at -130 over, +110 under.
Losing 2.5 units for moneyline gamblers, Los Angeles is 28-41 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That early-season winning percentage isn’t too far off from to the 31-51 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Of its 69 games this season, 26 have gone under the total, while 26 have gone over and just five have pushed. The team is 18-15 SU at home this season.
The Kings have converted on just 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that puts them in the bottom-5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 77.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 26.4 saves per game with a .904 save percentage, Jonathan Quick (16-26-4) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Kings this year. If head coach Todd Mclellan decides to give him a rest, however, Los Angeles might turn to Jack Campbell (8-12-12 record, .900 save percentage, 2.85 goals against average).
Ottawa has lost 11.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year and is currently 25-45 straight up (SU). A total of 37 of its contests have gone over the total, while 31 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Senators are 7-26 SU as the road team this season.
The Senators have converted on just 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 76.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
Craig Anderson (3.26 goals against average and .901 save percentage) has been the main option in goal for Ottawa. Anderson is averaging 26.7 saves per game and owns an 11-22-2 record.
Ottawa Senators at Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Kings, O/U – Over
The Kings are 1-3 in games decided by shootout. The Senators are 1-5 in shootouts.
The under has hit in four of Los Angeles’ last five outings.
The Kings have averaged the league’s fourth-most shots on goal (33.1) while the Senators have attempted just the 22nd-most (33.1).
Over Ottawa’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).
Ottawa skaters have accounted for the league’s second-most hits per game (28.0), but the team’s averaged just 25.2 hits over their last five away games.