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March 2, 7:00 PM | Scotiabank Place

Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators Odds

34-24-7TEAM RECORD34-23-8

Ottawa will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to Scotiabank Place.

This season the Senators are 34-23-8 overall while the Blackhawks are 34-24-7. As for the totals, Ottawa is 33-31-1 on the OU, and Chicago is 33-32.

View Chicago vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Senators as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Senators, most recently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blackhawks, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 6-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Blackhawks have a 77.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-4 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Chicago at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Blackhawks at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, March 4
Ottawa at Florida, Sunday, March 4