Face-off: 20.30 ET, 22/11/2021
Venue: Ball Arena
Ottawa return to action after a Covid-19 outbreak and will be hoping the lay-off can help them to regroup and improve on this season’s results.
However, a 1-4-0 record on the road makes the Senators hard to fancy against an in-form Colorado outfit which is seeking a fifth straight victory.
The visitors have also gone down by a combined score of 7-1 in the last two renewals of this fixture.
We’re tempted by 1.78 for DJ Smith’s side to lose by more than 1.5 goals on the spread to begin our Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators predictions.
Colorado Avalanche Odds
Colorado have climbed up to mid-table in the Western Central division, although question marks can be raised over the quality of their recent opponents.
Seattle, San Jose and Vancouver (who were beaten twice) represented a kind schedule during the four-game hot streak but 24 goals scored is still an impressive stat.
Signing head coach Jared Bednar to a two-year contract extension will have further boosted the Avalanche’s feelgood factor, so they are worthy favourites again here.
Nazem Kadri has registered assists in six consecutive matches after Saturday’s 7-3 demolition of Seattle and 2.40 for him to extend that career-high sequence will appeal to many.
Andre Burakovsky scored twice in that contest to maintain his own hot streak and 1.72 for him to post over 0.5 points here will also feature in many NHL predictions.
Ottawa Senators Odds
Sens captain Brady Tkachuk insists Ottawa can come back refreshed and raring to go after their spell on the sidelines.
“It’s a new excitement of getting back and getting back into the swing of things,” he told the club website.
“We’re going to have to play simple, play as a team and really grind out these next couple of games but we know we’re capable of doing that.”
Only Drake Batherson and Nikita Zaitsev were missing when they returned to training on Saturday.
We reckon this could be a cagey contest early on, with the Sens simply content to stifle their hosts and find some rhythm.
Let’s go with 2.00 for under two goals to be scored in the opening period from the NHL odds on this game.
Seattle 3-7 COLORADO
OTTAWA 0-4 Calgary
Head-to-head: Colorado 3-0 Ottawa, Ottawa 1-4 Colorado, Ottawa 5-2 Colorado, Colorado 6-3 Ottawa
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