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The Detroit Red Wings are 3-17-1 over their last 21 games including a 1-8 skid over their last nine games. The Red Wings will try to snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Detroit is a +155 road underdog on the NHL odds in Ottawa at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Senators (-175) are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games against the Red Wings including a 3-2 loss in their last meeting.
Red Wings at Senators | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Red Wings dropped their fourth game in a row in disastrous fashion on Thursday night, losing by a final score of 7-1 on the road against the Minnesota Wild. Detroit has been outscored 19 to five over this four-game losing streak and 35 to 12 over its last eight games. The offensively-challenged Red Wings have scored exactly one goal in six of those eight games and on the season now sit at 1.97 goals per game; a full half-goal worse than the 30th ranked Los Angeles Kings (2.47 goals per game).
In their last 19 games with two goals or less on offense, the Red Wings are 0-19 on the moneyline.
Ottawa ranks third-worst in the NHL in the standings with 56 points (22-31-12), third-worst in goals against (3.32 per game), and sixth-worst in offensive production (2.68 goals per game). But against a Red Wings squad that ranks comfortably dead last in all three of these categories, the Senators are a betting favorite for the first time in their last 13 games. In 10 instances as a favorite this season, Ottawa hasn’t fared well with a 2-4-4 record.
Saturday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 7-1 in the last eight games between the Red Wings and Senators.
Games Detroit has a realistic shot at winning are few and far between down the stretch. This is one of those rare instances where the Red Wings have a chance, but it’ll take a much better effort on offense than what we’ve seen of late. Giving up less than four goals for a change wouldn’t hurt, either.