Flames vs. Senators NHL Prediction
The total for Thursday night’s matchup between the Flames and Senators in Ottawa currently sits at 6.5 goals. Is that number too high? The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight from Canadian Tire Centre.
009 Calgary Flames (-169) at 010 Ottawa Senators (+150); o/u 6.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 25, 2021
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
Calgary Flames DFS Spin
David Rittich stopped 37 of 39 shots in Wednesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rittich played really well tonight and he was pitching a shutout until William Nylander managed to score with less than 1:30 remaining in regulation to force OT. Nylander beat Rittich again in overtime. The Flames netminder has played really well in back-to-back games against Toronto with Jacob Markstrom on the shelf. He now has a 1-3-1 record with a 2.29 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage in 2021.
Ottawa Senators DFS Spin
Brady Tkachuk scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens. The Senators have won six games this season and three of them have come against the Canadiens. The 21-year-old was all over the ice and he seemed to be involved in every scrum after the play. Tkachuk's power-play goal in the first period made it 2-0 for Ottawa, while his second tied the game, 4-4, in the third frame. The Sens power forward also left Canadiens defender Ben Chiarot bloodied after a fight. He finished the night with an even rating, five penalty minutes, four shots on goal and seven hits in 18:26 of ice time. Tkachuk failed to convert on his shootout attempt, but his team still managed to win. He has eight goals and 15 points in 21 games this season.
Flames vs. Senators Prediction
The under has cashed in four of the previous five meetings between these two teams and is 6-2-1 in the Flames’ last nine games overall. The under is also 6-2 in the Flames’ last eight road games and is 4-1 in their last five games when they’re favored. On the other side, the under is 8-3-1 in the Senators’ last 12 games overall, is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games as an underdog and is 5-1 in their last six home games overall.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: FLAMES/SENATORS UNDER 6.5