Flames vs Senators 02/25/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Calgary Flames will try to bounce back following Wednesday’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs when they kick off a crucial stretch of four games against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night as -165 road favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Calgary let a late lead slip away in Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime loss in Toronto, and has now fallen to defeat in five of its last seven outings ahead of Thursday night’s matchup at the Canadian Tire Centre.
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Led by the stellar play of netminder David Rittich, the Flames effectively shut down the Maple Leafs during this week’s two-game set at Scotiabank Arena. The team ended a three-game slide by topping Toronto 3-0 on Monday, and came within 88 seconds of making it two shutout wins in a row on Wednesday night. But it was Toronto’s No. 88 who emerged as the hero, with William Nylander scoring the game-tying goal, and potting the game winner early in the extra frame.
Rittich’s stellar play has been welcome, particularly in light of Jacob Markstrom’s current injury woes, but the Flames remain confronted with major concerns on offense. Calgary was outshot by a wide 73-55 overall margin in its two dates with the Maple Leafs, and has now potted just a single goal in five of its past seven outings. That has extended a steady run for the UNDER in totals betting, which has gone 8-3-1 over their past 12 contests according to the OddsShark NHL Database.
Indeed, the Flames offensive woes now leave them in last place in the North Division with just 51 total goals scored, and ranked 28th in the NHL with just 2.17 goals per game on the road this season.
While the Flames look to restore balance to their game, the Senators aim to win three in a row for the first time this season when they hit the ice on Thursday as +145 home underdogs at sports betting sites. Ottawa is coming off a hard-earned two-game sweep of the slumping Montreal Canadiens, capped by a 5-4 shootout win as +180 home chalk.
Tuesday’s victory extended a recent turnaround for the Senators, who have now tallied wins in four of six outings after opening the campaign on a dismal 2-12-1 run. Ottawa has potted a respectable 3.33 goals per game during its current 4-2-0 run, and has also earned the win in five of its past eight contests that have been settled by a single goal. However, the Senators have fallen to defeat by a single goal in three of their past four home dates with Calgary, and have lost outright in six of eight overall meetings since February 2016.
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