Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 04, 2021

Nazem Kadri, Colorado Avalanche, 2021

The Avalanche 8-2 in their last 10 games as they continue their east coast road in Ottawa on Saturday night.

Colorado
56-19-5-2
AT
December 04, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
33-42-5-2
Puckline -1.5 +109
Moneyline -212
Over / Under o +6.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Puckline +1.5 -131
Moneyline +176
Over / Under u +6.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

The Colorado Avalanche have taken full advantage of one of their softest schedule stretches of the season – and they’re in great position to keep the good times rolling as they visit the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. The Avs come in with wins in eight of their previous 10 games to erase the memory of a 4-5-1 start – and oddsmakers like their chances of extending that stretch of victories against a Senators team that has lost 12 of its last 14.

Avalanche vs. Senators NHL Betting Odds

It’s no surprise to see the Avalanche as such heavy favourites given that these teams are already 14 points apart in the overall NHL standings. Even less of a shock is the fact that 93 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are siding with the visitors, who have won four of the previous five head-to-head meetings. As always with a matchup as one-sided as this, bettors are encouraged to consider the Colorado puckline, which sits at +102.

Those of you who love goal-scoring could be in for a treat Saturday night, with the total set at 6.5 (though the Under is set at -123 while the Over is installed at +102). The Avalanche have been a revelation for Over bettors with a 13-5-2 O/U mark for the season, and that’s a big reason why 73 percent of SIA participants are on the O6.5. Ottawa is just 9-11-1 O/U on the campaign, but these teams are 14-4 to the Over in their last 18 meetings.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avs have relied on the usual suspects to hold down a spot as one of the top offensive teams in the NHL – but they’re also getting contributions from less likely sources. Topping that list is veteran forward Nazem Kadri, who has erupted for 26 points (eight goals, 18 assists) over his past 14 games to move into fourth place in the NHL scoring race with 30 points. Kadri had a goal and three assists in Colorado’s 7-5 home win over Ottawa back on Nov. 22.

Ottawa Senators

Keeping the puck out of the net seems like an exercise in futility for the 2021-22 Senators, who are allowing a league-high 3.86 goals per game. And even their victories are uncomfortable; case in point: they’re coming off a nerve-wracking 3-2 win in Carolina in which they squandered a two-goal third-period lead and were outshot by a ridiculous 49-20 margin. And that’s sadly par for the course for Ottawa, which allows an NHL-worst 35 shots per game.

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