The Anaheim Ducks (19-17-7) take on the Ottawa Senators (15-23-5) at the Honda Center on Wednesday night in a game between two desperately out of form teams.
The Ducks go into this encounter with the Senators on an eight game losing streak, with their latest defeat being a 4-0 loss on home-ice to the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday evening.
The Ducks are currently averaging just 2.35 Goals per Game, which places them in a poor 30th in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are allowing 2.91 Goals per Game, which leaves them 14th in the overall rankings. On an individual basis, Ondrej Kase has 11 goals this season for the Ducks, while Ryan Getzlaf has recorded 20 assists.
The Senators have also lost eight consecutive games coming into this one, with their latest defeat being a 5-4 loss on home-ice to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon.
The Senators are currently averaging 3.16 Goals per Game, which puts them a very respectable 11th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively it’s another story, with them allowing 4.00 Goals per Game to put them 31st and last in the standings. On an individual basis, Mark Stone has recorded 20 goals this season, while Thomas Chabot has contributed 28 assists.
In a game between two teams in such woeful form, any NHL betting predictions are difficult, particularly with one unable to score and the other unable to defend. Home-ice advantage and a better overall record this season makes the Anaheim Ducks the tips on the Money Line odds in this one though.
Pick: Money Line – Anaheim Ducks @ -210 (bet365)*
* Odds correct at the time of writing