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St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators Betting Preview

There are a number of NHL games set to take place on Tuesday night, including a game up in Ottawa. The Senators host the St. Louis Blues, and this is a game that looks like a mismatch on paper.

St. Louis comes into this game with 59 points on the year, and they are in the playoff mix in the Western Conference. The Blues have gone just 2-3 in their last five games, and they need to go on a run soon if they want to feel comfortable.

Ottawa will not be factoring into the playoff race this season as they have racked up just 38 points on the year. The Senators have won three of their last five games, including an impressive victory over the Capitals in Washington.

The St. Louis Blues are the moneyline betting favorites at -200 for this matchup with the Ottawa Senators.

St. Louis Scoring Goals

St. Louis is a team that is loaded with offensive talent, and they have been putting up some impressive offensive numbers this season. The Blues are averaging 3.48 goals per game, and it’s not uncommon to see them light the lamp at least four times in a game.

Jordan Kyrou leads the team with 18 goals and 43 points, but he is just one of the offensive weapons for this team. St. Louis has scored on over 27 percent of their power-play chances, and they are great with the man advantage.

Goaltender Jordan Binnington and Ville Husso have combined to help the Blues hold opponents to just 2.76 goals per game this season.

Defense Optional For Senators

If the Senators are going to find a way to turn their season around, then they will have to get some stops on defense. Ottawa is currently allowing 3.2 goals per game, and that could spell trouble against an explosive St. Louis team.

Goaltender Anton Forsberg leads the team with nine wins in net, but he is still giving up close to three goals per game. Ottawa has killed off 81 percent of their penalties, but they just haven’t been good in five-on-five hockey.

The Senators have also had some trouble scoring goals as they are averaging just 2.7 goals per game. It’s going to take a complete effort from Ottawa to pull off this upset win.

Blues Beat up On Senators

This is not a good matchup for the Senators as they are facing a team that can really score goals in a hurry. St. Louis hasn’t been as dominant on the road this season, but this should be a chance for them to show off all of their offensive talent.

Ottawa did score four goals in their most recent game, but they were shutout in the two matchups before that. It’s hard to see the Senators scoring enough goals to keep up with the Blues, and this game could be over in a hurry.

St. Louis needs this win in a big way, and they will put together a dominant performance in this one. Forget about just taking the moneyline in this matchup and bet on the St. Louis Blues -1.5 as they win this game by at least two goals.

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