Ducks vs. Senators Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Feb 07, 2019

John Gibson has faced more shots than any other starting goalie in the NHL while playing for the worst offensive team in the league.

Anaheim
35-37-7-3
AT
February 07, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
29-47-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -255
Moneyline -105
Over / Under o +6

46%

Betting Action

54%

Puckline -1.5 +205
Moneyline -115
Over / Under u +6

46%

Betting Action

54%

It’s been a difficult season for the Ottawa Senators but they host one of the few teams in the NHL in worse shape on Thursday night. The Sens seek to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, and hand the Anaheim Ducks their sixth straight loss.

Ducks vs Senators Betting Analysis

The Ducks dropped to 2-17 straight up in their last 19 games after falling 4-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Anaheim has been outscored 27-6 during its current losing skid. For you puckline players, the Ducks have lost by two goals or more in 12 of their last 19 games.

Goals are the biggest problem for Anaheim. The team is dead last in goals for per game at 2.26 a night and it is averaging just 1.68 scores per contest during the cold spell. The under is 12-6-1 over the same stretch of games.

The Sens outplayed the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday but still lost 5-4. Ottawa outshot, outhit and won the faceoff battle against the Buds, but as always, it couldn’t keep the puck out of the net.

No team allows more goals per game than the Senators at 3.73. The over is 31-18-3 in their games so far this season, but just 3-7 in their last 10. Ottawa downed Anaheim 2-1 in overtime in the two clubs’ only other meeting this season. The Sens were +196 away underdogs in that contest.

Anaheim Ducks

John Gibson is expected to make his return between the pipes after sitting out the game against the Canadiens. Gibson was pulled in each of his previous three appearances and has surrendered 23 goals in his last four starts.

He was the main reason the Ducks were still in contention for the playoffs around Christmas. The fifth-year veteran has faced more shots than any other starting goalie in the NHL while playing for the worst offensive team in the league.

Leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has just five points in his last 13 games with an ugly -16 plus/minus since the start of 2019.

Ottawa Senators

Eugene Melnyk has a plan, or so he’d like us to believe. The Senators owner told a crowd gathered at a sponsor event in Toronto on Tuesday that he’ll start spending up to the cap for a five-year period beginning in 2021.

Ottawa currently has the eighth smallest team salary in the NHL and two of their best players (Matt Duchene and Mark Stone) are set to become free agents this summer. Doesn’t sound like either player will be part of the five-year plan.

Ducks vs. Senators Prediction

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