Stadium: Canadian Tire Centre (Ottawa)
Prediction for the NHL Ottawa Senators vs Anaheim Ducks match, which will take place on January 29. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Ottawa is in good shape now, but even that is not enough to seriously contend for a playoff spot. The Senators are still suffering from a personnel rearrangement that has not yet allowed them to perform consistently well, and their past successes are not enough to compete for the top spots. Nevertheless, D.J. Smith's side scored only four times in their last 13 meetings, lost three more times out of regulation time, and celebrated six more successes. This surge has allowed the Red and Black to strengthen their hold on the penultimate spot in the Eastern Conference standings, increasing their lead over Montreal, but nothing more.
Anaheim is another team that has been among the NHL's underdogs for the past few years, but now the Ducks have managed to make some serious progress. Dallas Eakins's team made an excellent start to the regular season, and they even extended their winning streak to 8 games in November, which allowed them to make the playoffs. The Californians managed three wins in the last four meetings, and once again, they were defeated by Toronto, but a 3:4 penalty shot loss allowed them to score the extra point. Anaheim now sits in sixth place in the Western Conference standings, which is an excellent intermediate result.
Expert Betting Tips
Ottawa and Anaheim have been among the NHL's underdogs in recent years, but in the regular season, the Ducks managed to step up and make a playoff push, while the Senators remain in last place in the East. That makes the Californians the favourites for the game. The American team has been stronger in three straight meetings between the groups. As a result, we suggest betting on Anaheim to win the game for 1.74.
Ottawa and Anaheim are two young, feisty teams with a desire to play attacking hockey and a tendency to misfire defensively. The Ducks have already scored 272 goals (5.91 per game average) in 46 games, while the Senators have managed 233 goals (6.30 per game average) in 37 meetings. Both these numbers are very respectable even by NHL standards, and we can undoubtedly expect a goal-scoring feast from this encounter, so we suggest betting on a total of over 5.5 for 1.80.
Ryan Getzlaf is an experienced hockey player who has spent his entire career with Anaheim, serving as a true leader and team captain. Last season the veteran seemed to be on the decline, but this year he's back in the Ducks' starting lineup, and his stats are up, which is surprising for a 36-year-old player. In 38 meetings, the Canadian has already scored 26 points (3 goals + 23 assists), so we suggest betting on Ryan Getzlaf total over 0.5 for 4.5.