Ottawa Senators vs. Dallas Stars Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Dec 08, 2022

After an embarrassing effort at home on Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators look to bounce back in Dallas, when they open a two-game road trip against the Stars.

Ottawa
34-32-4-1
AT
December 08, 2022, 8:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
38-19-11-3
Puckline +1.5 -142
Moneyline +179
Over / Under o +6.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Puckline -1.5 +119
Moneyline -215
Over / Under u +6.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Both teams have something to prove, as Ottawa has won four of their past six and are looking to climb out of last place in the Atlantic division. Dallas is coming off of back-to-back losses and could take back sole possession of first place in the Central division with a win on home ice Thursday.

The Stars are a heavy -199 favourite on the NHL odds with the total set at 6.5 and the puck drop in Dallas is scheduled for 8:30 pm ET.

Senators vs. Stars NHL Betting Odds

Brady Tkachuk (1G 1A) and Thomas Chabot (1G 1A) led the way for the Senators in a 4-2 win in their first meeting with the Stars this season back in October. Magnus Hellberg started in the net for the Senators making 30 saves, keeping Dallas’ superstars off the board, and getting beat by only Joel Kiviranta and Wyatt Johnston.

The game was played Under the estimated total of 6.5, making it the third straight matchup between the two to hit the Under. The Senators have dominated this head-to-head in past seasons, winning seven of their nine meetings since 2018. In the same stretch, the games have played the Under seven times as well.

Being set as the usual underdog means Ottawa has managed to cover the spread in four of their past six games because they won those games, bringing their record ATS up to 14-11 this season. On the other side, Dallas is usually the favourite and back-to-back losses and failing to cover in four of their past six have dropped them to 16-10 ATS.

The Senators have played in over in back-to-back games after a 10-game streak to the under, bringing their record to 10-15 on the Over/Under this year.

The Stars were shut out Tuesday night in Toronto for the first time this season and putting up a goose egg helped them play the Under for the fourth time in their past five games putting them at 12-11-3 on the year.

Ottawa Senators

Captain Brady Tkachuk was embarrassed by the Senators’ effort to start the game Tuesday night at home versus the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings went up 2-0 just over two minutes into the first period before the Sens powerplay would connect for the third straight game to cut the lead in half. Before the end of the first, they would surrender two more goals to get behind 4-1 and did not show much more desperation in period two and gave up another giving the Kings a 5-1 lead. Thomas Chabot would score in the third but it was too little, too late and the Kings would come out with a 5-2 win. Chabot (1G 1A) and Tim Stutzle (2A) would each finish the night with two points extending their point streak to three games.

Cam Talbot was pulled halfway through the game, giving up five goals on nine shots, but Anton Forsberg was a perfect 14 for 14 in relief. Captain Brady Tkachuk and coach DJ Smith both slammed the team’s effort and not their netminder for their atrocious first half of the game.

On the injury front, Ottawa recently lost defenceman Artem Zub who will be out four weeks after with a fractured jaw.

Dallas Stars

The Stars boast the NHL’s third-best offence, averaging 3.8 goals per game, but ran into a hot goalie in Toronto on Tuesday. Dallas threw 44 shots at Matt Murray but could not beat him in the 4-0 loss, getting shutout for the first time this season. They had seven powerplays in the game including a 5-on-3 and a four-minute double minor but could not convert for the second game in a row, making them 0-11 with the man advantage in two games.

Winger Jason Robertson waved goodbye to an 18-game point streak in this one, collecting 21 goals and 34 points over that span. The 23-year-old now sits second in the league in goals at 23 and fourth in points with 41.

With the Stars being amid a five-game homestand, do not be surprised if they turn back to goaltender Jake Oettinger versus Ottawa. The 23-year-old did not start the last time they faced the Senators and will be looking to bounce back after allowing three or more goals in his past two starts.

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