Free NHL Picks Today: Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators 1/14/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Colorado Avalanche vs Ottawa Senators 1/14/23
Sat 14th January 2023

The Ottawa Senators (19-19-3) travel to take on the Colorado Avalanche (20-17-3) at Ball Arena on Saturday. Ottawa is coming off a high-scoring 5-3 win over the Coyotes on Thursday. The Senators took advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring once on four shots, while also conceding a power play goal.

Five players found the net for the Senators. Anton Forsberg only saved 26 of 29 shots (.896%) in the win. Colorado fell 3-2 to the Blackhawks on Thursday.

Cale Makar and Evan Rodrigues each scored once for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Pavel Francouz saved only 27 of 30 shots against (.900%) in the loss.


The teams split their two meetings last season, the last of which was a 6-5 (OT) victory for the Senators in December. Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stuetzle each had three points (2G 1A) to lead Ottawa. MacKinnon led Colorado with three points (0G 3A). Forsberg got the win despite allowing five goals on 31 shots (.838%).


Ottawa is averaging 3.02 goals per game for the season, 24th in the NHL, and they are taking on an Avalanche team that is allowing 2.90 goals a game (12th). Meanwhile, Colorado has found the net 2.88 times a game on average, 25th in the league, and the Senators are allowing opponents to score 3.17 goals per game (18th).

The Senators’ 27.27% power play percentage ranks sixth in the league, while the Avalanche are 14th with a conversion rate of 22.86%. In terms of penalty killing, Ottawa has the league’s sixth-ranked PK% at 83.10%, while Colorado is 23rd at 74.62%.


With 41 and 39 points this season, Tkachuk and Stuetzle have been the top skaters for the Senators. In the net, Cam Talbot (10-11-1) is Ottawa’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.90 GAA and a .906% save percentage.

Mikko Rantanen leads the Avalanche in scoring with 51 points (9th in the league). He has 27 goals (7th in the league) and 24 assists in 40 games. Alexandar Georgiev (16-11-3) is the top goalie for Colorado with a goals against average of 2.75. He has a save percentage of .914%.


Ottawa is 8-9-2 away from home this season. Colorado is looking to reverse a four-game home losing streak this season.

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Colorado Avalanche (-160)

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