Senators, Jets both road underdogs on Wednesday NHL odds

February 17, 2021 0 By boss

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The Ottawa Senators will try to win three straight games for the first time since November 2019 when they continue a three-game series with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night as +250 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Ottawa needed an epic comeback to claim a narrow 6-5 overtime win in Monday night’s series opener, and now rides its first winning streak in almost a year into Wednesday night’s matchup at Scotiabank Arena. The Senators are at the bottom of the standings with a 4-12-1 record but have posted wins in two of three meetings against the Maple Leafs this season.

Losers in back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Maple Leafs are listed as heavy -300 chalk at online betting sites for Wednesday. Toronto’s two-game slide started with Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Montreal, which marked the team’s lone defeat in regulation in 11 outings. Still atop the standings with an 11-3-2 record, the Maple Leafs have also made gains on the Stanley Cup odds, where they now sit as a dramatically improved +800 wager.

Elsewhere on the Wednesday NHL odds, the Edmonton Oilers will try to rebound from just their second loss in eight games as they conclude a two-game set with the Winnipeg Jets as -140 home favourites. And later on Wednesday the Calgary Flames will wrap up a stretch of four straight games against the Vancouver Canucks as -145 home favourites.

The Oilers’ offence extended its recent strong performance in Monday’s series opener, firing 45 shots at Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck. But with the Oilers tandem of Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen both struggling in net, the Jets escaped with a narrow 6-5 victory in the third meeting of the season between these two clubs.

Listed as +120 underdogs for Wednesday’s contest, the Jets have now gone 9-2-1 in their last 12 overall meetings with the Oilers, including victories in five of their last six matchups in Edmonton. However, Winnipeg has recorded consecutive wins just once in 10 games since posting three straight victories over Ottawa during the first 10 days of the season.

The Flames have held the upper hand over Vancouver so far this season, winning four of five meetings including a pair of early-season victories at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Canucks travel to Calgary as +125 underdogs after posting wins in just two of 10 road dates so far this season.

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