Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators 03/24/2021 – Two teams at the bottom of the North Division meet again on Wednesday as the Ottawa Senators host the Calgary Flames for the second straight time, 05:00 PM Eastern Time at the Canadian Tire Center. The former took advantage of playing inside their home ice during the first meeting, snatching a 2-1 victory to upend the visitors. But despite the result, the Flames are still in a better position compared to the Senators, who are still far behind in the race with just 11 wins in 34 games. Top gambling sites project Calgary to bounce back this time with a -175 price attached to the team in the match-winner market; the Senators are pegged at +145 as underdogs at home.
Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators 03/24/2021
When: Wednesday, March 24, 5:00 PM ET
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators 03/24/2021 Betting Odds:
|Calgary Flames||-2 (+230)||6.5 o (+110)||-175|
|Ottawa Senators||+2 (-188)||6.5 u (-154)||+145|
#Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson talks to the media following today's practice in Ottawa. pic.twitter.com/i42t46qED0
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 23, 2021
The Calgary Flames are not officially out of playoff contention just yet, but their chances are getting slimmer approaching the finals stages of the regular season. Losing to the last-placed team in the division was certainly a huge blow in their bid to establish a surge and enter the playoff picture. Only four points separate Calgary and the Montreal Canadiens, who are at the fourth spot in the standings right now. It’s an undemanding challenge on paper, but in substance, it’s a daunting task for Calgary. Their recent games were marred by a series of inconsistent performances that resulted in absorbing their third loss in the last four games. Flames forward Elias Lindholm rued the missed chance, admitting that last game was one they “needed.” Newly minted head coach Darryl Sutter could be feeling the pressure now, but the blame should not be pinned on him alone. Every member of the team must step up to avoid falling into the upset trap for the second consecutive time.
Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 8, A 20, PTS 28), M. Tkachuk LW (G 8, A 17, PTS 25), J. Gaudreau LW (G 13, A 12, PTS 25).
Of the Senators’ 11 games won so far, four came at the expense of the Flames. The teams have already met six times this season with Ottawa obviously dominating the affair. With that said, the victory on Monday could be an exception to being an upset. For some reason, the team transforms into a different kind of group when playing against the Flames. Ottawa’s defense has been the center of criticism for most of the season, but that does not seem to be the case in games against Calgary. In the last game, they held the visitors to just a single goal – a third time in the six meetings they had. The team vows to keep the same brand of defense on Wednesday as they aim to score another victory against the Flames.
Players to watch: B. Tkachuk LW (G 11, A 11, PTS 22), D. Batherson RW (G 11, A 11, PTS 22), T. Chabot D (G 4, A 16, PTS 20).
Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
Calgary is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Ottawa.
Calgary is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Flames are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary’s last 13 games played on a Wednesday.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary’s last 9 games when playing as the favourite.
Ottawa is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 7 games against Calgary.
Senators are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 games played on a Wednesday.
Flames vs Senators Betting Picks
Book Calgary’s bounce-back win. The Flames are going to play with a chip on their shoulders after squandering their chance last time around. The Senators are playing with almost nothing to lose while the visitors are still in the business of making a push for a postseason run. Back the Flames up in the NHL Odds two-way main market. It’s a good opportunity for stakers to seize with the price still offered at quite a value.
Score Prediction: Flames 4, Senators 2.