Ottawa vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL game
Ottawa sit bottom of the Eastern Conference table and have long lost their chances to qualify for the playoffs. After a three-game losing streak, the Senators recorded two victories. First, they beat Columbus (2:1) away, and then crushed Buffalo (5:0) at home. However, the Senators rarely put up a fight against the league leaders, even when they are playing in Ottawa.
Carolina are one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season. The team has been very impressive so far, but they interrupted their recent three-game winning streak and suffered a defeat to New Jersey (4:7). The Hurricanes managed to bounce back in the following match - they prevailed over Vegas in overtime (4:3). The Canes score no less than three goals per game even away from home and usually deliver their best performance in the third period.
In 4 of the last 5 games, Carolina scored more than 3 goals.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, no more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Carolina are the strong favorites in the upcoming game. We think they will be able to get a landslide victory here due to their superior quality and incredible performance on the offensive.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Carolina
Carolina have been consistently scoring at least four goals in most of their games this season. We think that they will be able to light the lamp at least four times in the upcoming game, too.
Second bet - Carolina IT over 3.5 goals