An important Atlantic Division clash kicks off the NHL Global Series in Sweden on Thursday, November 16 as the Ottawa Senators (6-7-0) host the Detroit Red Wings (8-5-2) at Avicii Arena in Stockholm. It’s the first of two games in Sweden on the Ottawa and Detroit Red Wings schedule. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild are also playing a pair of games in Sweden this weekend.
Red Wings vs Senators Picks
- Pick: Senators -120
Veteran James Reimer (1.80 GAA, .933 save percentage) is expected to start in goal for the Red Wings, while Joonas Korpisalo (3.10 GAA, .907 save percentage) is the likely starting goaltender for the Senators. Let’s take a closer look at the Red Wings vs. Senators betting analysis.
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Odds
Red Wings vs Senators Information
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators
Location of the game: Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden
Date & Time: Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. ET
How to Watch: ESPN+ and TSN (Canada)
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Recent Scores
While the Ottawa Senators standings, 8th in the Atlantic, could be much better, the team is hopeful it has turned the corner after dealing with a slew of off-ice issues, including Shane Pinto’s 50-game gambling suspension and losing a first-round pick relating to the 2021 Evgeny Dadanov trade. They’ve won two of their last three NHL games, including a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Detroit, one of the NHL picks to move up in the Atlantic Division this season, is 4-4-2 in its last 10 games and coming off of a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Alex DeBrincat scored to extend his team lead to 10 goals. It was his first goal in seven games.
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Betting Analysis
Detroit Hopeful Goaltending Improves
The Red Wings’ offense has been much improved this season, but that’s not all you need to know for the Red Wings vs. Senators betting analysis. The team ranks fourth in goals per game (3.67) and has the league’s 10th best power-play (22.2), but have been among the most inconsistent NHL teams when it comes to defense and goaltending.
Detroit is T17th in goals allowed (3.27). They allowed just 20 goals in their first seven games, but have since surrendered 29 goals in their last eight games. Starter Ville Husso has been the biggest problem thus far with a 3.61 GAA and .885 save percentage. Reimer, the team’s backup, is 2-2-1 and has allowed just nine goals in his last four starts. Captain Dylan Larkin leads the team in NHL player stats with 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists).
Senators Hoping to Gel in Sweden
If there was any team in desperate need of getting away and playing hockey outside of their own market, it’s the Senators. The Senators haven’t had an easy NHL schedule thus far and they’ve had plenty of off-ice distractions in their first year under new owner Michael Andlauer. Ottawa is 4-5 on home ice this season and was booed off the ice last week against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ottawa has the same problem as the Red Wings. They’re third in goals (3.85) but rank 21st in goals allowed (3.38). Their penalty kill needs improvement, operating at just 75 percent efficiency, which is 24th in NHL stats. Tim Stutzle leads the team in NHL player stats with 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists), while six other players have at least 10 points.
Husso is out for the next two games as he stayed behind in Detroit for the birth of his and his wife’s first child. Matt Luff and Austin Czarnik are also on the NHL injury report for the Red Wings. Ridly Greig and Thomas Chabot are out with injuries for the Senators.
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Betting Preview
- Moneyline: For the Red Wings vs. Senators betting analysis, Ottawa is the slight favorite with NHL odds of -120 on the moneyline. Detroit is a +107 underdog.
- Total: The over/under is 6.5.
Detroit Red Wings vs Ottawa Senators Betting Prediction
- Pick: Senators -120
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