Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0) vs. Ottawa Senators (1-1-0)
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators 10/15/23 – The NHL regular season continues its thrilling journey this Sunday when Tampa Bay Lightning meet Ottawa Senators for an intriguing showdown. Both teams currently boast records of 1-1-0 and could present an exciting game, offering free hockey tips with two strong programs looking to build upon early leads this season.
Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman have led Tampa Bay Lightning’s impressive offensive efforts this season, leading the team with two goals and two assists each from them in just two games – an indication of their intent for this year’s season. Kucherov boasts a shooting percentage of 28.6% while Stamkos’ stands at 25% as their frontline poses significant difficulty to Senators defensemen. Victor Hedman too has made significant contributions with one goal and three assists.
Ottawa Senators players such as Jakob Chychrun, Parker Kelly and Mathieu Joseph have displayed impressive offensive prowess with Jakob Chychrun scoring an incredible 50% shooting percentage with two goals on just 13 shots on goal. Ottawa will look to exploit any weak points in Tampa Bay’s defense to achieve victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators Game Info
|When:||Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Canadian Tire Centre|
Goaltender Jonas Johansson vs. Goaltender Jonas Johansson
In a rare and intriguing scenario, both teams feature the same goaltender name: Jonas Johansson, although they are distinct individuals guarding the nets for their respective sides. For Tampa Bay, Johansson has displayed a save percentage of 0.889, having faced 72 shots in just two games, allowing an average of 3 goals per match. His resilience will be under scrutiny as he faces Ottawa’s dynamic offense, especially given their tendency for high-scoring matches recently.
Conversely, Ottawa’s Johansson mirrors the stats of his Tampa Bay counterpart with an identical save percentage of 0.889, allowing 3 goals per game. He’s been solid between the pipes, fending off 64 shots over the two games played. As he gears up to face the formidable offense of Tampa Bay, led by stars like Kucherov and Stamkos, the match promises to be a real test of his mettle and reflexes. This goaltender duel could very well be the centerpiece of the game’s outcome.
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Lightning -125, Total Odds: 6.5
Analyzing the betting odds, Tampa Bay is currently the slight favorite with a moneyline of -125. The over/under for total goals stands at 6.5, leaning towards the over at -125. Given the offensive form of both teams, this might indicate an expectation of a high-scoring game.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay’s recent form has seen a tendency for high-scoring games, with the total going OVER in 10 of their last 13 matches. However, their overall form has been patchy with only 2 wins in their last 7 games. Historically, against Ottawa, they have a favorable record with 8 wins in the last 12 encounters. An important trend to note for bettors is that Tampa Bay has struggled recently against Eastern Conference opponents, registering just one win in their last 6 games.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Senators, like the Lightning, have trended towards high-scoring matches with the total going OVER in 4 of their last 6 games. Their home form has been commendable, with 6 wins in their last 7 games at the Canadian Tire Centre. They’ve also had high-scoring bouts against Tampa, with the total going OVER in 4 of their last 5 home games against them.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators 10/15/23 Betting Picks
Given the recent forms and historical trends, this game could likely be a high-scoring one, making the over on 6.5 goals an attractive proposition. Both teams are evenly matched in terms of recent performance, but Tampa Bay’s slightly superior head-to-head record and the experience of their key players might give them the edge.
For those eyeing premium picks, considering individual performances like Kucherov or Stamkos scoring might be worthwhile given their current form.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Ottawa Senators 3.