Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 1/4/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 1/3/2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa
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On Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be going up against the Ottawa Senators, who are 8-4-4 on home ice this season.
The Lightning and the Senators have each picked up a win from their two games against each other this season. In their most recent game, the Lightning scored three third-period goals and easily defeated the Senators 4-1 in Tampa.
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Senators’ left wing Bobby Ryan has notched three goals and five assists in his 10 games against the Lightning, while defenseman Erik Karlsson has been able to accumulate 19 points in his 18 games against them. Netminder Craig Anderson has a career record of 7-2-3 against Tampa Bay with three shutouts, a 1.68 GAA and a .942 save percentage.
On Friday night, the Lightning gave up three first-period goals to the Pittsburgh Penguins and ended up losing 6-3 on the road. They did have 35 shots on goal in that loss, but they were 0-for-3 on their power play chances.
Through 40 games, the Lightning are one of the top scoring teams in the league while also ranking in the top half of the league in goals against. Goalie Ben Bishop is now 18-6-2 on the season with one shutout, a .912 save percentage and a 2.38 GAA. Right wing Nikita Kucherov has had a good start to the campaign by notching 17 goals and 20 assists.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 24-16-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 22-17-0 against the Over/Under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
Ottawa Senators are 15-21-0 Against the Spread
Ottawa Senators are 14-17-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
01/02/15 D Radko Gudas Knee "?" Sunday vs Ottawa
12/29/14 D Mark Borowiecki Leg expected to miss 2 weeks
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 Tampa Bay
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