Thursday, October 17th.
Ottawa Senators @ Vegas Golden Knights
OTT Anders Nilsson
0-1-0 W/L, 5.08 GAA, 0.861 SV%
4-2-0 W/L, 2.56 GAA, 0.922 SV%
NHL Betting Pick #8:
Standings and Current Record:
The Ottawa Senators are 1-4 on the season, which has them sitting in dead last in the Atlantic Division. They need to desperately turn this thing around.
The Vegas Golden Knights are currently 4-3, sitting in third place in the Pacific Division and coming off a drubbing from the Nashville Predators. Here’s how they match up:
The Ottawa Senators are ranked 24th in goals for and 25th in goals against. On special teams their power-play ranks 31st and their penalty kill ranks 15th.
On the other side of things, Vegas ranks 9th in goals scored and 11th in goals allowed. Their power play ranks 6th and their penalty kill ranks 3rd. Strong special teams squad in the early going. They check a lot of boxes statistically.
The Senators are 1-6 in their last seven and 4-15 on the road.
Vegas is 1-5 against the Eastern Conference in their last six and 1-4 against the Atlantic Division.
Previous Games and Goal Differential:
Ottawa beat Tampa but lost to the Wild, Rangers, Blues and Maple Leafs. They have been outscored badly19-12.
The Golden Knights have wins over LA, Calgary and a pair of wins over San Jose. They have losses to Nashville, Arizona and Boston. They have outscored opponents 26-19.
Vegas has too much depth against a weak opponent. Don’t bet against the house. Vegas takes this one and bounces back from a tough one Tuesday night.
% Chance to Win: Golden Knights 68%