The Ottawa Senators hopes to shed their worst team in the NHL label on Wednesday night when they battle the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. At 15-23-5, it’s hard to argue that the Senators aren’t terrible. But, Anaheim has been playing awful lately. Will that open the door for a big Ottawa win?
Senators vs Ducks NHL Lines & Betting Prediction
- When: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 pm ET
- Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
- TV: RDS, PRIT
- Radio: Ottawa / Anaheim
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Anaheim -224
- Over/Under Total Odds: 6
Why Ottawa Senators are a good bet +182?
The Senators might be the worst team in NHL, but there’s some reason to believe they step it up on Wednesday. Ottawa last faced the Ducks back on Feb. 1. They only lost 1-2.
Although the game was an eternity ago, knowing they hung with Anaheim the last time they faced them could provide a much needed spark. Not only that, but the game versus the Ducks is Ottawa’s first in a 3 game road trip. They should be at their freshest in Mickey’s town.
- Goals For: 3.2
- Shots For: 29.1
- Power Plays: 21.4%
- Face-Offs: 49.9%
- Goals Against: 4.0
- Shots Against: 37.1
- Penalty Kills: 73.8%
- Shutouts: 1
Why Anaheim Ducks are a good bet -224?
The Ducks have played awful hockey lately, but Ottawa might provide the antidote they need to turn things around. No matter any way you cut it, Anaheim’s not as bad of a hockey team as the Ottawa Senators.
Also, the Ducks have a winning 10-6-5 record at home. The Senators are 4-14-1 on the road, which gives the edge to Anaheim.
- Goals For: 2.3
- Shots For: 27.9
- Power Plays: 14.9%
- Face-Offs: 52.5%
- Goals Against: 2.9
- Shots Against: 34.6
- Penalty Kills: 80.5%
- Shutouts: 1
NHL Betting Trends for Senators vs Ducks
- Ottawa is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Ottawa is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 games
- Anaheim is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
- Anaheim is 0-5 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Anaheim’s last 8 games
Senators vs Ducks Final NHL Betting Analysis
Both these teams have been atrocious in recent weeks. The Senators head to California on an 8-match losing streak. Ottawa’s gone 3-13 in their last 16. It doesn’t matter if Ottawa plasy at home or on the road. They can’t buy a win.
The same can be said about the Anaheim Ducks, though. A preseason favorite to win the Pacific Division, the Ducks have been unbelievably bad. In fact, the Ducks are also 3-13 in their last 16. Anaheim can’t buy a win, either.
If the odds differential was smaller than what they are, the Ducks might be the pick. Risking -224 on a team that’s playing as badly as their opponent makes no sense. It does make sense to back the Senators to pull off the upset.
NHL Betting Pick: Ottawa Senators +180