Ottawa Senators at Calgary Flames

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The Ottawa Senators will be going for their second consecutive win over the Calgary Flames when they play on Thursday night. The Senators are coming off a 3-1 loss to Montreal. The Flames are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Senators.

Calgary is 6-4-0 in its last 10 games against Ottawa.

Senators Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games

The Senators seem to have turned things around since their poor start to the season and have won four of their last six games. They will try to bounce back from their loss to Montreal with a win over the Flames, which will give them their fifth win in their last seven games.

Ottawa has struggled offensively, averaging 2.64 goals per game. They finished with one goal on 27 shots in their last game.

Artem Zub scored the lone goal for Ottawa, while Drake Batherson and Mike Reilly picked up an assist.

Ottawa has also struggled defensively, giving up 3.8 goals per game. They gave up three goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Flames Trying To End Slump

The Flames haven’t played well in recent games and have lost three of their last four games. They will try to bounce back from their loss in their last game with a win over the Senators, which will give them their second win in their last five games.

Calgary has struggled offensively, averaging 2.52 goals per game. They finished with one goal on 28 shots in their last game.

Milan Lucic scored the lone goal for the Flames, while Mikael Backlund picked up the assist.

Calgary has also struggled defensively, giving up 3.04 goals per game. They gave up five goals in their last game and will need a significantly better performance if they want to get the win.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Senators took advantage of their homestand, winning four of five games. They are back on the road, where they have only three wins and will struggle in this game because they are terrible defensively on the road, where they are giving up over four goals per game. Even though the Flames struggled on their road trip, they have done well at home offensively and won’t have trouble scoring against the Senators. The Flames also play well defensively at home, keeping opponents under three goals per game. With the Senators struggling offensively on the road, scoring less than 2.5 goals per game, they will have a hard time getting past the Flames, making Calgary the best bet here.

Prediction:
Calgary Flames -1.5

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

There have been a lot of goals scored when these two teams have met this season, so expect more of the same here. The Flames are averaging 2.52 goals per game, but play better at home, where they are averaging three goals per game. They are facing a defense that is giving up 4.54 goals per game and will go over their average in this game. The Senators are averaging 2.64 goals per game and 2.31 goals per game on the road. With the Flames giving up three goals per game, expect the Senators to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Flames and Senators have played over the total in two of their last three meetings.

Prediction:
Over 6