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NHL: Senators Hope To End Road Woes

Craig Anderson Senators

The Ottawa Senators have been downright awful on the road as they have dropped their last seven games away from the Canadian Tire Centre. The Sens have been outscored 26-9 in those seven road games and have scored multiple goals on just two occasions. The Senators pack their bags again Monday when they visit the St. Louis Blues.

Shark Bites
  • St. Louis is 1-4-1 in their last six games while hosting Ottawa.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in Ottawa’s past seven road games.
  • Vladimir Tarasenko has one goal and is -3 in the Blues past three games.

Ottawa has been struggling as of late, as they have gone just 3-6-1 in their past 10 games while averaging just two goals per game in that span. The Sens offense has been terrible lately as they have been shutout for 135:38 minutes heading into their game on Monday night.

The Blues offense is not faring much better than the Sens as of late with as they have not scored an even strength goal in their past two games and have now gone 138:05 without a 5-on-5 goal. Brian Elliott, who will start for the Blues on Monday, has a .925 save percentage and a 2.05 goals against average at home this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Blues were listed earlier today as -195 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blues to win this game 3.4-2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues currently sport a record of 23-14-4. The Ottawa Senators are 18-15-6. Betting totals have seen the Blues post a 13-22-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Senators have gone 18-21 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Ottawa injuries news.

The Senators - Blues odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.46 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.03 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 21.43% while the Senators defense kills off 76.52% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Maple Leafs on January 02. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 3-8-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ottawa

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Florida, Thursday, January 7th
St. Louis at Colorado, Wednesday, January 6th