|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 29 March 2009 08:12|
NHL hockey lines have offered great value on Ottawa as of late while Tampa Bay has been in a terrible NHL wagering slump. It may surprise hockey handicappers that the Ottawa Senators have been one of the hottest teams against the NHL hockey lines as of late.
Ottawa had an overall NHL wagering record of 7-1 against the NHL hockey lines from March 5 through March 19. Ottawa has also been on a strong “over” run against the NHL hockey lines recently as from February 19 through March 19 they soared over the total 11 out of 14 games.
The Senators have shown marked improvement against the NHL hockey lines since the firing of coach Craig Hartsburg. Ottawa had an overall record against the NHL hockey lines of 30-30-5-5 straight up and 35-35 against the odds. The Senators have struggled on the road against the NHL hockey lines with a mark of just 11 wins in 33 games.
The Ottawa trio of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza have been a major reason for the Senators improvement against the NHL hockey lines. Alfredsson had 23 goals and 45 assists, Heatley had 33 goals and 32 assists, and Spezza had 27 goals and 36 assists to lead the team.
Goaltender Brian Elliott has stepped up to help Ottawa’s efforts against the NHL hockey lines as he had a 2.70 goals against average and a save percentage of .905. The Tampa Bay Lightning had an overall NHL wagering record of 23-33-6-9 straight up and 36-35 against the odds.
From January 29 through March 19, however, the Lightning were just 6-17 against the NHL hockey lines. Tampa is weak on both ends of the rink as they ranked just 24th overall on offense while ranking 28th overall on defense.
The last meeting between these two teams was on March 11 from Ottawa as the Senators scored a 3-2 win with the game sneaking under the total of 5.5. Elliott turned away 22 shots to earn the win for Ottawa.BetRoyal.com has this one along with the rest of the NHL lineup so sign up today!