Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 13

Oct 21, 2023; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot (72) skates with the puck in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the Canadian Tire Centre
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We have your Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Columbus Blue Jackets hit the road to face the Ottawa Senators.

The Columbus Blue Jackets (16-25-10) are set to face off against the Ottawa Senators (21-25-2) in a matchup that pits two teams looking to improve their standings. With both teams at the bottom of their respective divisions, every game is crucial as they aim to climb the ranks.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators Odds Info

Moneyline: Columbus Blue Jackets +155 (Bet365) / Ottawa Senators -185 (Bet365)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Columbus Blue Jackets -140 (PointsBet) / Ottawa Senators +120 (DraftKings)

Total: 6.5 – +125 (PointsBet) / -150 (PointsBet)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON


Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 7 wins and 17 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 15 wins and 32 losses.
  • This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have hit 27 overs and 24 unders.

Ottawa Senators Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Ottawa Senators have 14 wins and 14 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Ottawa Senators have 12 wins and 8 losses.
  • This season, the Ottawa Senators have hit 30 overs and 18 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Ottawa Senators have faced off four times, with each team securing two victories apiece. These encounters have been evenly matched in terms of wins, but interestingly, the home team has emerged victorious in all four games, highlighting a potential home-ice advantage. When it comes to betting statistics, both teams have also evenly split the outcomes against the spread, with two wins each. The over/under results have been equally divided, with two games going over and two games going under the set point totals. Key statistics from these matchups show a range of performance metrics. For instance, in their most recent game, the Senators had more blocked shots and hits, while the Blue Jackets excelled in takeaways and had a perfect power play percentage. The Senators’ goaltending save percentage in these games ranged from 0.818 to 0.826, whereas the Blue Jackets’ goaltenders posted save percentages between 0.872 and 0.953, indicating a stronger defensive performance in some of the games.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on December 1, 2023, where the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Ottawa Senators with a final score of 4-2. The Senators initially took the lead with two goals in the first period, but the Blue Jackets responded with two goals of their own to tie the game by the end of the period. Columbus then secured the win with two additional goals in the second period, while the Senators were unable to score further. The Blue Jackets’ goaltender, Elvis Merzlikins, had an impressive game, saving 41 out of 43 shots for a save percentage of 0.953. In contrast, the Senators’ Joonas Korpisalo faced 23 shots and made 19 saves, resulting in a save percentage of 0.826. The Senators outshot the Blue Jackets 43 to 23 and had more blocked shots, but the Blue Jackets’ efficiency on the power play and their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities were key factors in their victory.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators Predictions

The Senators come into this game on a three-game winning streak, showing signs of life in a season that has been below expectations. Ottawa’s recent success has been fueled by the stellar play of their captain Brady Tkachuk, who leads the team with 22 goals, and center Tim Stutzle, who tops the charts with 47 points. The Senators will be looking to continue their offensive push, which has seen them average 3.73 goals per game over their last 11 games, against a Blue Jackets team that has struggled defensively, ranking near the bottom in goals against this season.

Columbus, on the other hand, is coming off a loss but has shown they can compete with top teams, boasting wins against some of the league’s best. The Blue Jackets will rely on forward Johnny Gaudreau, who leads the team with 34 points, and the young talent of Kirill Marchenko, who has a team-high 15 goals. Columbus will need to tighten up their defense and get a strong performance from goaltender Elvis Merzlikins, who has been inconsistent this season but has the ability to steal games when on form.

This game could come down to special teams, where Ottawa’s power play has been hot recently, converting at a high rate. Columbus will need to stay disciplined and improve their penalty kill to keep the Senators at bay. The head-to-head matchup to watch will be between the Senators’ top scorers and the Blue Jackets’ defensive core, led by Zach Werenski, who not only contributes defensively but also leads the team with 28 assists. As both teams fight for pride and points, expect a competitive clash at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators Pick

Despite the Ottawa Senators’ recent upswing and home-ice advantage, the Columbus Blue Jackets present a valuable opportunity as the underdog in this matchup. The Blue Jackets have demonstrated their ability to take down top teams this season, indicating that they can rise to the occasion against challenging opponents. With the Senators’ inconsistent performance throughout the season and the Blue Jackets’ potential for strong goaltending from Elvis Merzlikins, who has shown flashes of brilliance, there is a compelling case for an upset. Additionally, the Blue Jackets’ leading scorers, including Johnny Gaudreau and Kirill Marchenko, have the offensive prowess to challenge the Senators’ defense and capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Historically, the head-to-head matchups have been evenly split, with the home team usually coming out on top. However, this season’s dynamics suggest the potential for a different outcome. The Blue Jackets’ recent near-comeback against a formidable opponent like Tampa Bay showcases their tenacity and refusal to back down, traits that could serve them well in this contest. Considering the favorable moneyline odds for Columbus and their capacity for unexpected victories, the smart pick here is to bet on the Blue Jackets to secure a win on the road against the Ottawa Senators.

The Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets +155 (Bet365)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Johnny Gaudreau Assists 0.5 7/10 +130 -166 0.9 0.90
Johnny Gaudreau Points 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 0.9 0.92
Dmitri Voronkov Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -135 +105 2.9 2.91

Ottawa Senators

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Claude Giroux Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -110 -120 2.7 2.82
Vladimir Tarasenko Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -190 +145 1.8 1.89