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The Chicago Blackhawks enter this game ranked 24th in the NHL with a record of 20-20-6 on the year. The Blackhawks enter this game with a record of 9-9-3 when on the road this season. Chicago has a record of 6-4 in their last 10 games, coming off of a win. On the other hand, the Ottawa Senators enter this game ranked 29th in the NHL, posting a record of 16-22-7 this year. The Senators have gone 11-7-3 when at home this season. Ottawa enters this game 2-4-4 in their last 10 games and have lost two games in a row in overtime. Both of these teams have seen their struggles and either team can get back in the win column here tonight.
Chicago Blackhawks Search For Road WinsThe Blackhawks enter this game ranked 15th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Patrick Kane has continued to play at an elite level, racking up 57 points this season. Kane has once again returned to being one of the best players in the NHL and will look to continue his dominance here tonight.
Chicago is ranked 18th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. Robin Lehner will be between the pipes tonight and will need to stay sharp to get the win here tonight. Lehner has been solid all year long and will need to keep his crease tight to get the win in this one.
Ottawa Senators Look to Surge at HomeThe Senators rank 14th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. The Senators will need Craig Anderson to stay clean tonight, controlling his rebounds and keeping his pads tight to beat the Blackhawks and Patrick Kane tonight.
The #Sens are home at @CdnTireCtr all week before their bye week, taking on the Chicago Blackhawks this Tuesday and the Vegas Golden Knights this Thursday.— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) January 14, 2020
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Ottawa ranks 17th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home. Ottawa will need Tyler Ennis to have a big game. Ennis has been a good role player this season but will need to become a regular producer for the Senators to start winning.
- Senators are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Western Conference.
- Blackhawks are 9-1 in their last 10 vs. Atlantic.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Chicago Blackhawks are a good pick here. The Blackhawks are on a solid streak, going 6-4 in their last 10 games. Patrick Kane is just an unbelievable scorer and will be too much for Craig Anderson and this defense. Kane will use his speed and his vision to dissect this defense here tonight. Robin Lehner has been a solid goalie all season long and is primed for a big game here tonight. The Senators lack a big playmaker and Chicago has tightened up on defense. Go with the road team in this matchup and ride with the Blackhawks.
Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks
Full-Game Total Pick
Go with the under in this game. The under may not always be flashy, but it is the smart play in this one. The Chicago Blackhawks and the Ottawa Senators are among the better teams in the NHL when it comes to defense. Robin Lehner and Craig Anderson are two solid goalies who are both motivated to have a big night tonight. These two teams can get down and get dirty to deliver some wins and I would expect that to happen again here tonight. These two teams have the scorers to get the job done but their skaters excel at shutting down even the most prolific scorers in this league. These teams really struggle to score and expect that to continue.
Prediction: Under 6