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Ottawa Senators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction,
and Odds - 11-11-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#17 Ottawa Senators
Senators 210
#18 Carolina Hurricanes
Hurricanes -250

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:05pm

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Game Stats

Ottawa Senators

6 - 10


Carolina Hurricanes

9 - 8


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After banking a win versus Carolina in Ottawa, the Senators (7th in Atlantic Division) are traveling to Raleigh, with the local Hurricanes (5th in Metropolitan) hosting the second outing of their current home-and-home series…

Sens Win Second Straight

The current home-and-home set between the Ottawa Senators (6-9-1) and the Carolina Hurricanes started with a home triumph for the Sens, who snatched a 4-1 victory at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday. Filip Chlapik (1 goal, 3 points this year), Vladislav Namestnikov (6 goals, 11 points), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (8 goals, 12 points) and Brady Tkachuk (5 goals, 10 points) all scored for the hosts, who already led 3-0 after the first period, netting two of the three goals just four seconds apart. It was the second consecutive win for Ottawa, which is 3-1-0 in its last four fixtures.

Goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 38 shots and has now gone 4-3-1 for the year with a 2.67 GAA and a .930 save percentage. He has recorded a 3-4-1 past total against the Hurricanes with a 2.76 GAA and a .911 save percentage. The Senators, meanwhile, are scoring the 11th lowest amount of goals per game (2.81), while giving up the 11th highest quantity defensively (3.13). They are bottom of the league in power play with a 6.9% success rate and 18th in penalty kill with 80.0% efficiency.

‘Canes Lose Fourth In Row

A season-high fourth consecutive loss (0-4-0) came about for the Carolina Hurricanes (9-7-1), who started their home-and-home stretch versus the Ottawa Senators with a 4-1 defeat at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday. Andrei Svechnikov (16 points this year) scored his seventh snipe of the season, as the ‘Canes outshot the hosts 39-30, won 56% of all the face-offs and went 1-for-4 on power play, killing all four penalties as well. The team did fail, however, to recover from a 3-0 first-period deficit, when the Sens even managed to net two goals in a span of just four seconds.

Goalie James Reimer (2-4-0 on the year with a 3.09 GAA and a .901 save percentage) made 26 saves in Ottawa, but will give way to Petr Mrazek (7-3-1 for the season with a 2.56 GAA and a .904 save percentage) in the crease for the following clash. Mrazek has posted a 6-1-2 career showing against the Senators with a 2.49 GAA and a .918 save percentage. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are scoring the 14th highest number of goals per game (3.06), while conceding the 13th lowest amount in their defensive zone (2.94). They are 10th in power play (21.8%) and 16th in penalty kill (81.0%).

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet

The Hurricanes are entering the second contest of their home-and-home series against the Senators on the back of four consecutive defeats. Do expect a better performance from Carolina this time around, though. A tragic first-period showing, with the ‘Canes allowing three goals, including two in a span of just four seconds, was largely the reason for their loss to Ottawa on Saturday. Still, the Hurricanes have already snatched 21 victories in their last 29 fixtures against teams with a poor road record and have triumphed on their past six consecutive Mondays. The Sens, meanwhile, have not impressed in second games of their home-and-home sets, losing on the previous four occasions.

Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes (-240)

Full-Game Total Pick

Four of the previous five outings between the two teams have gone under the total, all ending with a 4-1 score. Eight of the last 10 encounters between the pair have also delivered just a modest amount of markers. So, a total, set at 6.5 strikes, is definitely screaming “Under” once again. The last three overall mathcups of the Senators have already been low-scoring affairs, as have seven of the past eight Monday contests of the Hurricanes.

Prediction: Under 6.5

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