Ottawa Senators vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated May 09, 2021

The Senators are looking to win their fourth straight game on Sunday when they face a Flames team that has lost two in a row. Ottawa’s been the much better team head-to-head too, defeating Calgary in six of their eight matchups in 2021.

Ottawa
23-28-4-1
AT
May 09, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
26-27-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -166
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +6

58%

Betting Action

42%

Puckline -1.5 +138
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +6

58%

Betting Action

42%

An 8-1-1 run has moved the Ottawa Senators into fifth place in the North Division and past the sixth-placed Calgary Flames. With two points separating these teams in the standings, they’re set to have a head-to-head meeting on Sunday evening in Calgary. Ottawa’s most recent dub came in Winnipeg last night, when they handed the Jets a 4-2 loss.

Sunday is Ottawa’s second-last game of the season, while Calgary has five more to go. The Flames still have the longest of shots at the playoffs — they’d need to go 5-0 and Montreal would need to lose their final two games. The Sens meanwhile are already eliminated.

Puck drop Sunday at the Scotiabank Saddledome is 8 p.m. EST.

Senators vs. Flames Betting Analysis

The Senators are looking to win their fourth straight game on Sunday when they face a Flames team that has lost two in a row. Ottawa’s been the much better team head-to-head too, defeating Calgary in six of their eight matchups in 2021.

But Calgary hasn’t been a kind place to the Sens, as it’s the Flames who are winners of 11 of the last 16 times hosting Ottawa. At 9-17-1, the road in general hasn’t been kind to Ottawa in 2021.

Calgary’s a -200 moneyline favourite to win on the NHL odds. The over-under is set at six, and the under has hit eight times in Calgary’s last 11 games.

Ottawa Senators

Rookie Tim Stützle notched his first career hat trick Saturday night in Winnipeg to reach 12 goals on the year. Connor Brown had a three-point night in the win, and Shane Pinto recorded a pair of assists as the Sens’ emerging forwards came to play.

With a goal Saturday, Brown reached 20 goals for the second time in his six-year career and also tied his career high, set back in 2016–17. Brown currently leads the Sens in goals, while Brady Tkachuk has a team-high 35 points.

Filip Gustavsson made 27 saves in Winnipeg for his fourth career win. It’ll likely be Anton Forsberg making his eighth start of the season to end the back-to-back in Calgary.

Calgary Flames

At 22-26-3 the Flames have underachieved in 2021. It’s almost all but certain that Calgary will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2018 and they will likely finish with their first sub .500 record since the 2015–16 season.

Scoring has been extremely hard to come by for the Flames this season, as they rank 27th with 2.57 goals per game. Elias Lindholm continues to lead the team with 43 points in 51 games, but Calgary is without a 20-goal scorer on the year and they have just three players over 30 points.

As mentioned, Calgary must win Sunday to stay alive. After Sunday they play Vancouver four straight times to close out the year.

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