Red Wings vs. Senators Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Nov 15, 2018

Andreas Athanasiou is heating up for the Detroit Red Wings. The 24-year-old forward has scored five of his seven goals this season over the last six games.

Detroit
32-40-5-5
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November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
29-47-5-1
Puckline +1.5 -245
Moneyline +110
Over / Under o +6

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Puckline -1.5 +200
Moneyline -135
Over / Under u +6

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It took almost 20 games to get here, but the Ottawa Senators are finally favourites in the eyes of the oddsmakers for the first time this season. Ironically it comes against a streaking Detroit side that’s won seven of its last eight games.

Red Wings vs Senators Betting Analysis

Things are going well for hockey fans in Motown. The Red Wings have climbed back to a respectable 8-8-1-1 mark after coming out on the short side in each of their first eight games. Detroit is coming off a 6-1 win at home against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

The hot streak has been a major boost to the club’s backers. A $100 bettor would be up $876 if they backed the Red Wings on the moneyline in each of their last eight games.

The Senators, after playing in seven of the first 11 days of the month, have been off since Sunday. They were flicked aside by Florida 5-1 their last time on the ice. The game played Under the 6.5-goal total and marked just the third Under in an Ottawa game this season.

Detroit is 6-2 straight up in its last eight games against Ottawa and the Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two clubs. About 61 percent of bettors are backing the Sens to win this game while 80 percent expect the contest to go Over the 6-goal total.

Detroit Red Wings

There are plenty of young players making names for themselves on this squad. Third-year centre Dylan Larkin leads the Wings in points with 18 (seven goals, 11 assists), but Andreas Athanasiou is providing the biggest spark. The 24-year-old forward has scored five of his seven goals this season over the last six games.

Special teams could be key battle in Thursday’s matchup. Detroit owns the eighth most effective power play while the Senators sit dead last in the NHL in penalty killing.

Ottawa Senators

There will be three important changes to Ottawa’s lineup on Thursday compared to the group that skated on Sunday. First, and most important, No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson will be back between the pipes after he rested the second night of a back-to-back set over the weekend.

Anderson may only be a league-average goalie, but he’s significantly better than what the Sens have been getting out of their backup netminders.

Veteran centre Zack Smith will make his return to the lineup after a nine-game absence with a facial injury. Speaking of faces, there will be a new one on Matt Duchene’s line on Thursday.

The Sens called up AHL leading scorer Drake Batherson and he’s expected to skate with Duchene and Ryan Dzingel on Thursday night against the Wings.


Red Wings vs. Senators Prediction

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