Anaheim vs Ottawa: prediction for the NHL game
Anaheimhad been on a long winning streak of eigth games, but they suffered three defeats in the last three fixtures. At home, the Ducks lost to Carolina (1:2), and then yielded to Nashville (2:3) away. After that, the Ducks were defeated by Colorado (2:5). In the last game, goalie Gibson was not very reliable: he managed to save only 86% of the shots on goal.
Ottawa recorded a victory over Pittsburgh (6:3), but they couldn't build on that success and lost the following three games. At home, the Senators were crushed by Calgary (0:4). Ottawa's goalie Forsberg stopped 87% of shots, but that was not enough to avoid defeat. After that, the Senators traveled to Colorado, where they lost in an exciting 5:7 thriller. Again, Ottawa failed to play solid on the defensive. In the last game, Ottawa were crushed by San Jose (3:6).
In the last 3 head-to-head games, the teams scored in each period.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Anaheim scored first.
Despite their recent defeats, Anaheim look great this season and are currenlty in better form than Ottawa. The Ducks will try to capitalize on their home advantage and earn two important points.
Our prediction - Anaheim to win
Ottawa have serious problems on the defensive, which they are trying to compensate for with high performance. We expect a large number of goals in the upcoming game.
Second wager - total over 5.5 goals