Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Senators versus the Flames? The puck drops at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Flames are favored to win at home against the Senators.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Flames to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Flames on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Senators (+1.5)

Will the Senators Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

On the season, the Senators have gone 14-21-0 and are in 8th place in the Atlantic Division. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is in 16th place. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7, and they have lost three straight games.

When playing on the road this season, Ottawa has gone 4-11-0 and is currently on a three-game losing streak away from home. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 6-13-0 this year, and they have lost four straight games when not favored.

On the season, Ottawa's puck line record is 15-20, and their average scoring margin is -.3 goals per game. So far, the Senators have 11 wins by multiple goals and 16 losses by multiple goals.

As the underdog, Ottawa's puck line record is 9-10, and their average scoring margin in those games is -.8 goals per contest. In their last ten games, the Senators have a puck line record of 2-8.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.9. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 18-14-3.

Through their last three road contests, the Senators offense has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Ottawa posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.

For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 22nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. Ottawa's offense is currently ranked 22nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the league.

Ottawa's current leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. This season, he has 16 goals, which puts him 31st in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 12 assists.

Calgary defense takes on the Senators ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 26th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo gets the start and has made 21 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-13, and his save percentage is 0.845%.

Can Calgary Live Up to the Hype at Home?

At home this season, the Flames have gone 9-7-1, and they have been favored in 18 of their 40 games, going 8-8-2 in those games. In the Western Conference, Calgary is in 12th place and 6th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 6-4, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak.

So far this season, Calgary has an overall record of 17-18-5, and in the Western Conference, they have gone 11-13. Over their last five games, the Flames have gone 3-2, and in their last three games, they have gone 1-2. For the year, Calgary has scored a total of 39 points.

Calgary enters the game with a puck line record of 20-20, including a mark of 9-8 at home. So far, the Flames have won 10 games by multiple goals and have dropped 12 games by more than one goal. In their last 10 games at home, the team's puck line record is 5-5.

On the year, Calgary's average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game, and their average scoring differential at home is +.1 goals per game. Overall, the Flames have been favored in 18 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is just 5-13.

This season, Calgary's games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Flames currently have an over/under record of 22-17-1.

Across their three previous road games, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 7th in the league. Calgary's offense comes into the game ranked 28th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the NHL.

Calgary's leading goal scorer is Blake Coleman. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 48th in the NHL. Coleman also comes into the game with 15 assists.

Defensively, the Flames are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Jacob Markstrom gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-11, and his save percentage is 0.835%.