Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators

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The Calgary Flames will go on the road and take on the Ottawa Senators in a North Division battle. The Flames have a record of 15-14-3. The Senators have a record of 10-20-3. These two teams have faced each other five times this season with the Senators winning three out of the five games.

Flames Second Last in North Division

The Flames currently sit sixth in the North Division. They have lost two out of their last three games. Their last game was a 2-0 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. David Rittich stopped 31 out of 33 shots faced.

Offense has been mediocre for the Flames this season. They have scored three goals or more in six out of the last 10 games. They rank 22nd in goals per game, 23rd in shooting %, 16th in shots per game, and 19th in scoring efficiency ratio. Elias Lindholm leads the team with 28 points. He has at least one point in seven out of his last nine games.

Goaltending has been a problem for the Flames recently. They have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. The team ranks 19th in goals against per game, 17th in shots against per game, and 22nd in opponent shooting % and save %. Jacob Markstrom has a record of 12-8-2 with a 2.91 GAA and a .903 SV%. David Rittich has a record of 3-6-1 with a 2.86 GAA and a .908 SV%.

Sens Lose Five out of Last Six Games

Ottawa has lost five out of their last six games. Their last game was a 3-2 shootout loss against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Ryan Dzingel and Josh Norris each scored a goal. Joey Daccord started the game and gave up two goals on 21 shots faced. He left the game in the third period due to injury. Filip Gustavsson replaced Daccord and stopped all eight shots faced.

The Sens have struggled on offense all season. They have scored two goals or less in five out of the last six games. The team ranks 25th in goals per game, fourth in shots per game, 27th in shooting %, and 29th in scoring efficiency ratio. With Ottawa ranking fourth in shots per game, but 25th in goals per game, this shows what lack of efficiency and firepower the Sens have on offense. Brady Tkachuk leads the team with 22 points.

The Sens have struggled on defense and their goaltending has been poor all season. The team ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 28th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in nine out of their last 10 games. Matt Murray has been struggling in net this season. Murray has a record of 7-12-1 with a 3.84 GAA and a .880 SV%.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Goals per game, goals against per game, shots against per game, shooting %, opponent shooting %, scoring efficiency ratio, and save % all favor the Flames in this contest. The Sens have struggled on defense and their goaltending has been poor all season. The team ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 28th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in nine out of their last 10 games. Calgary will win this game.

Prediction:
Calgary Flames (-150)

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Goaltending has been a weakness for both teams. Ottawa ranks last in goals against per game, opponent shooting %, and save %, and 28th in shots against per game. They have given up three goals or more in nine out of their last 10 games. The Flames have given up three goals or more in seven out of their last 10 games. They rank 19th in goals against per game, 17th in shots against per game, and 22nd in opponent shooting % and save %. The over has hit in five out of the last six games between these two teams. The over will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Over 6.5