Looking to win big? The Blues and Senators face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Senators are favored by -1.5 vs. the Blues.


The Pick: Ottawa Senators -1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Thursday, March 21st.


  • The Senators enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Senators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blues (+1.5)

Can the Blues Grab a Win on the Road?

On the season, the Blues are 10th in the Western Conference and 6th in the Central Division with a record of 36-29-3. In conference games, St. Louis is 21-18 and 9-13 in division games. Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 6-4 and 4-1 in their last five games.

As the underdog, St. Louis has gone 28-21-3 this season and has been the underdog in 52 of their 68 games. On the road, the Blues are 15-17-2 and have been favored in 16 games this season.

When it comes to puck line results this season, the Blues have gone 40-28 overall and 17-17 on the road. So far, St. Louis has 22 wins by multiple goals and 14 by just one goal.

Currently, the team's average scoring differential sits at -0.1 goals per game. On the road, that average is -0.6 goals per game, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.1 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the team has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.

Games involving St. Louis have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blues come in with a record of 27-34-7.

Through their last three road games, St. Louis has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 26th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 25th in the league. So far this year, the Blues are 13-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 22-18 in games with fewer shots on goal.

St. Louis will be looking for a good game from Pavel Buchnevich who leads the team in scoring with 24 goals, ranking 51st in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington comes into the game having made 46 starts this season. So far, his record is 24-18 and he has a save percentage of 0.964%.

Will the Senators Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

With a record of 28-35-4, the Senators sit in 15th place in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone just 3-7 and has dropped two straight games as the underdog.

At home this season, the Senators have gone 18-15-2, and they have been favored in 30 of their 67 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Ottawa has gone 21-19.

On the season, the Senators have a puck line record of 29-38, including going 20-17 on the road. So far, they have 18 multiple-goal wins and have an average scoring margin of -0.4 goals per game.

Coming into this game, Ottawa has dropped their last two games vs. the puck line and have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games. As the favorite, the Senators have gone just 9-21 vs. the puck line.

This season, Ottawa's games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.5. The Senators currently have an over/under record of 35-29-3.

Although St. Louis has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Senators offense is 21st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 23rd in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Ottawa's offense is Brady Tkachuk. Coming into the game he has 31 goals, ranking 20th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 26 assists.

The Senators defense is currently 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Anton Forsberg gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-11, and his save percentage is 0.555%.