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Fading Senators Need a Win Against the Wings

Neck and neck with the Maple Leafs in the Atlantic Division race, the Senators will need to get something out of their matchup with the Red Wings tonight after losing four straight games. Ottawa picked the worst possible time to have its worst slump of the season but a slew of injuries has hindered the Sens and it could cost them a playoff spot.

SHARK BITES
  • The Senators are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against the Red Wings.
  • The Red Wings are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against their division.
  • The Senators have lost 8 of their last 10 games overall.

Erik Karlsson has been the straw that stirs the drink for the Senators all season long and if he’s unable to suit up tonight, Ottawa could be in serious danger of dropping a fifth straight game. The Sens have lost two consecutive games without their captain in the lineup and have scored just three goals while giving up nine in those contests.

The good news here is that the Red Wings have been just as bad as the Sens of late and even worse against other teams in the Atlantic all season long, going 7-20 straight up. If Craig Anderson gets the start tonight, Ottawa has a good chance to win even without Karlsson but if they are both scratched, the Sens become an excellent fade.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as 100 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.6 win for the Senators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

31-35-12 Detroit battles the Senators, currently with a 41-27-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 35-34-9 for the Red Wings and 30-44-3 for the Senators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Ottawa injuries news.

The Detroit Red Wings sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ottawa Senators sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.51 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.64 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 13.77% while the Senators defense kills off 80.91% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -140 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Red Wings were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Detroit, Tuesday, April 4th

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