Los Angeles Kings vs. Ottawa Senators: NHL Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 06, 2017

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The Los Angeles Kings are in the midst of a tough road trip through the Eastern part of Canada and the United States. They get dealt a bit of bad scheduling luck on Tuesday as they’ll play the well-rested Ottawa Senators as they themselves are on the second half of a back-to-back on the road.

Check out full NHL odds for Tuesday’s action.

Kings vs. Senators

 Date: Tuesday, October 24th – 7:30 PM ET

Location: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Odds: N/A

NHL Odds and Betting Analysis

The Kings and the Senators have split their last 10 meetings, including a pair of meetings last season in which the home team won each time. Five of the games have gone over the posted total, along with a pair of pushes. In nine of the games, there has been a posted total of five goals even.

 Los Angeles Kings

The Kings had won six of their first seven games of the season with the lone loss coming in overtime to Calgary. This will be the third game in a six-game road trip that saw the Kings win 6-4 in Columbus on Saturday night, and then drop a 3-2 decision to the Maple Leafs. This being a back-to-back on the road and their third game in four nights on the road, you have to consider fatigue when picking this game.

The Kings are well-balanced as they’re third in the league in goals scored and third in goals against, and Jonathan Quick looks like the goalie that helped the Kings win two Stanley Cups in three seasons in 2012 (when he also won the Conn Smythe as the playoff MVP) and 2014. Quick suffered a groin injury last season that caused him to play just 17 games, but he looks like his old self and if the Kings continue to score goals at this clip, led by Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, watch out. Quick is just 5-4 in his career against Ottawa, posting a 2.58 GAA and .903 save percentage.

 Ottawa Senators

The Senators are also well-balanced as they’re sixth in the league in goals scored and third in goals against; they’re also second in penalty killing, but 17th on the power play. Derick Brassard is off to a great start with six goals and four assists while Mark Stone isn’t far behind with five goals and four assists. Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson have yet to find the back of the net this season, but they have six assists apiece. Craig Anderson is playing very well in goal as he has a GAA of 2.48 and a save percentage of .915. The Senators should have the edge for this game as they’ve been off since a 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday and this is the fourth of a five-game homestand for them. But keep in mind that they’ve been lousy at home so far. They are 1-1-3 at home (essentially, 1-4 if you’ve been betting them in home games) compared to 3-0-0 on the road. That’s not overly surprising as the Sens were 22-11-8 (22-19) at home last season. They need to jump on the Kings early and keep their foot off the gas, because they’ll surely be tired from playing in Toronto the previous night.

 Kings vs. Senators prediction:

Senators 4-1