Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Jan 9): Blackhawks vs Senators Predictions
The NHL had only one game on the board for Monday night, but it heats up with seven matchups on Tuesday night. With fourteen teams playing, I expect an exciting night. Here is my NHL picks for January 9th and odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus betting picks for tonight instead of paying for them.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Ottawa Senators Predictions
The Senators and Blackhawks meet up on Tuesday night in a must win game for both teams. Chicago finds themselves at 20-15-6, which has them in last place in the Central Division. The Blackhawks need to win games like this if they want to get back into contention of the Central Division. Ottawa has gone 14-17-9 this season. The Senators are seventh in the Atlantic Division.
Both Chicago and Ottawa have struggled on special teams this season. Chicago has been able to score on only 14.38 percent of their power play opportunities. The Blackhawks power play will be facing Ottawa’s penalty kill, which has stopped 76.27 of opponent’s power plays. Chicago will need to score against the Ottawa’s weak penalty kill if they want a chance in this game.
Ottawa’s power play has not been able to succeed much better than Chicago. The Senators have scored on 15.79 percent of their man advantages. Chicago’s penalty kill has been pretty good this season. The Blackhawks have stopped 81.54 percent of their opponent’s power play chances. If the Blackhawks can exploit the Senators special team issues, I believe they will win the matchup.
The Blackhawks will likely start Jeff Glass in net on Tuesday night. With Corey Crawford on IR, Glass will need to play solid in net. Glass has played in four games this season and he has a 2-1-1 record. He has a .908 save percentage and a GAA of 3.51. Glass has posted decent numbers for the season. Craig Anderson is expected to get the start for Ottawa. Anderson has not been playing great this season, but he has still been able to put up solid performances. Anderson has posted a .899 save percentage to go along with a 3.14 GAA. The Blackhawks have the slight advantage in net in this game.
Chicago Blackhawks (-103) at Ottawa Senators (-107)
The Senators leading scorer has been Mark Stone with seventeen goals and twenty-three assists. Erik Karlsson is second in points with thirty. Mike Hoffman has twenty-eight points and Derick Brassard has twenty-seven. Ottawa has scored 110 goals in forty games this season. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks with forty points. Jonathan Toews is second on the team with twenty-nine. Nick Schmaltz has twenty-eight points, while Alex DeBrincat has twenty-seven. Chicago has scored 125 goals in forty-one games.
Both teams have similar scoring spreads, but the Blackhawks own the slight advantage. Chicago may be on the road in this matchup, but they are still the better team. The Senators are listed at -107, which implies they will win fifty-two percent of the time. I believe the Blackhawks are going to win this game around fifty-five percent of this time. That makes this a great bet.