Puck Line Pick
The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference this season. They enter this game with a record of 27-17-7 and 61 points, which ties the Florida Panthers for 3rd place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto is riding a two-game winning streak, which includes a 5-3 road win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday. They will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Senators are one of the worst teams in the NHL this season. They currently have the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-24-9 and 45 points. Ottawa has also lost two of their previous three games, including a 3-5 home loss against the Washington Capitals on Friday. Toronto is the better team in this game and is playing at home, which is why I’m going with the puck line of the Maple Leafs in this spot.
Over Under Pick
Toronto has been one of the most impressive teams in terms of goals per game this season. They enter this game averaging 3.65 goals per game, which ranks 3rd in the league. However, given the fast pace they love to play at, they are allowing the 6th-most goals per game this season with 3.33. Meanwhile, Ottawa has been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NHL. They enter this game ranked 23rd in goals per game with 2.76. Defensively they have been a significant disappointment, allowing the 3rd -most goals per game with 3.38. With the Maple Leafs being one of the highest-scoring teams and the struggles the Senators have had defensively, I am hammering the over on Saturday.