Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators 12/27/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
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The Detroit Red Wings, who are 6-4-3 on the road this season, will be visiting the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. The Red Wings and the Senators have already played each other twice this year, with both teams picking up a home win.
On Tuesday night, the Red Wings scored four third-period goals against the Buffalo Sabres to help them pick up a 6-3 home win. They were excellent on the power play in that win, going 4-for-6 with the extra man.
So far this season, the Red Wings have one of the top defenses in the NHL by only allowing 2.3 goals against per game. Netminder Jimmy Howard has gone 13-5-7 this year with two shutouts, a solid .921 save percentage and a 2.06 GAA.
The Senators lost their second straight game on Monday night when the Washington Capitals beat them 2-1 on the road. The Senators lost despite outshooting the Caps 39-23 and getting three chances on the power play.
Through 24 games, the Senators have scored 2.6 goals per game while allowing their opponents to score 2.7 goals per game against them. Center Kyle Turris has been able to score seven goals this season and is currently tied for the team lead in points with 23. Goalie Craig Anderson is now 8-9-4 with three shutouts and a very good .929 save percentage.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings are 18-17-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Red Wings are 16-14-0 against the Over/Under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 14-20-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 13-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Detroit Red Wings
12/23/14 GO Jimmy Howard Groin probable Saturday vs Ottawa
12/23/14 D Niklas Kronwall Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Ottawa
12/23/14 C Stephen Weiss Concussion is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Ottawa
11/07/14 GO Jonas Gustavsson Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
12/14/14 D Marc Methot Hip out indefinitely
12/14/14 C Zack Smith Wrist out indefinitely
12/12/14 RW Chris Neil Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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