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Flames vs Senators 03/01/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post
The Calgary Flames will be looking to string together consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks when they close out a three-game road series with the Ottawa Senators on Monday as -165 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Flames saw their offense wake up from its recent slumber last time out on Saturday, posting a decisive 6-3 win over Ottawa. With the win Calgary now sits just one point back of Montreal in the hunt for fourth place in the North Division standings going into Monday night’s matchup at the Canadian Tire Centre.
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The Flames enjoyed an uncharacteristic fast start in Saturday’s contest, seizing an early 3-0 lead they would not relinquish. That marked the first time the club has scored multiple goals in the first period during a shaky 3-5-1 run that now leaves them 12 points back of the first-place Toronto Maple Leafs.
However, the Flames still have plenty of work to do to re-establish some consistency away from Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary has posted just two wins over the first five dates of its current road trip, which ends on Monday night. The club has also tallied consecutive wins just once in 12 road games to date this season, according to the OddsShark NHL Database.
Calgary’s recent offensive woes did not result from a lack of effort or opportunity. The Flames scored just eight total goals in the six games prior to Saturday’s win despite averaging 31 shots on goal per game during that stretch. However, netminder David Rittich has been forced to be on the top of his game during the absence of injured starter Jacob Markstrom, with the Flames defense allowing almost 35 shots per game over the team’s past four outings.
Scoring has not been a problem of late for the Senators, who hit the ice on Monday night as +145 home underdogs at online sports betting sites. Saturday’s loss snapped Ottawa’s first three-game win streak of the season. However, the offense has remained steady, averaging four goals per game over the team’s past four outings. Forward Drake Batherson has racked up seven points in his past four outings, while rearguard Thomas Chabot has contributed five helpers over the past three games.
The Senators’ recent offensive surge has produced winnings for bettors taking the OVER in four of the past five games. It also ends a trend that saw the UNDER prevail in six of the team’s first eight home contests. Ottawa has also demonstrated resilience in recent contests following a big loss. The Senators have rebounded to claim victory following each of their past two defeats in which they surrendered five or more goals.
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