Ottawa Senators Odds

The 2021-22 campaign was a tough one for the Ottawa Senators. But with one of the top-ranked farm systems in the league — and a flurry of off-season deals —  the Sens’ rebuilding efforts are trending in a positive direction.

That means the future is bright for Senators hockey — and it might not be too long before the Sens return to Stanley Cup contender status.

And with Ontario home to an explosion in legal, regulated sports betting operators during the NHL off-season, Senators fans can now get in on the action like never before.

With new private online sportsbooks like DraftKings Canada and FanDuel Canada joining ProLine+, the Sens and NHL betting will take centre stage. Here’s how to bet on the Ottawa Senators, from tonight’s Sens odds to NHL betting tips and plenty of Senators betting insights.

Tonight’s Sens Odds: Moneyline, Stanley Cup, Props

Check below to compare lines at Canadian online sportsbooks for tonight’s Sens game, Sens Stanley Cup odds or player prop odds. Click on any odds to go to the online sportsbook and start betting.

Tonight’s Sens Moneyline

Sens Stanley Cup Odds

Brady Tkachuk Prop odds

Next Up: Buffalo Sabres

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • Arena: KeyBank Center

Betting Insights For The Sabres Game

  • On average, the Senators put up 3.2 goals in a game (17th in league), and the Sabres concede 3.6 (27th).
  • Ottawa is 19th in the NHL in terms of goal differential, at -10.
  • The Senators average 12.0 penalty minutes per game, first in the NHL.

Ottawa's Last 10 Games

Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Goals Scored AVG Goals Allowed
5-3-2 5-5 6-3-1 6.6 3.70 3.50

Betting Lines And Odds For Senators Vs. Sabres

Favourite Favourite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Spread Total Goals
Sabres -138 +116 BUF -1.5 7

Recent Meetings With The Sabres

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
1/1/2023 Senators Senators -1.5 6.5 3-1 OTT
11/16/2022 Senators Senators -1.5 6.5 4-1 OTT
10/13/2022 Senators Sabres -1.5 6.5 4-1 BUF

Senators Player Insights

  • In 77 games for Ottawa this season, Tim Stutzle has put up 88 total points (first on the team) -- 38 goals and 50 assists.
  • Stuetzle has registered 50 assists through 77 games played (first on the team). He has also scored 38 goals.
  • Brady Tkachuk has served a team-leading 126 penalty minutes from 39 penalties.
  • Cam Talbot is 17-14-2 between the pipes. He has given up 95 goals (2.9 goals against average) while making 840 saves with an .898 save percentage.
  • Jakob Chychrun's plus-7 leads Ottawa.

Injuries For Ottawa Vs Buffalo

Player Pos. Injury Status Start Date
Austin Watson LW Lower Body Out 4/5/2023
Derick Brassard C Leg Out 3/29/2023
Travis Hamonic D Lower Body Out 3/29/2023
Thomas Chabot D Upper Body Out 3/28/2023
Jakob Chychrun D Hamstring Out 3/23/2023
Parker Kelly LW Knee Out 3/13/2023
Anton Forsberg G Leg Out 2/10/2023
Josh Norris C Shoulder Out 1/22/2023

Senators Player Props

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Senators Upcoming Games

Senators Upcoming Games
Date Opponent H/A Time TV Channel
Thu, Apr 13 Buffalo Sabres A 4:00 PM ESPN+

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How to read Senators betting lines

MoneylineSpreadOver / Under
Ottawa Senators+128+1.5 (-175)Over 5.5 (-110)
Vancouver Canucks-148-1.5 (+165)Under 5.5 (+110)

Here is a rundown of odds and terms you should know when betting on the NHL and the Senators:

Senators moneyline

Placing a moneyline bet means you are betting straight up on which team will win. The minus (-) sign indicates the favourite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The plus (+) sign indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Using the moneyline example above, you would need to bet $148 on the favoured Vancouver Canucks to win $100. If you bet on the underdog Sens to win, you would wager $100 to win $128.

Senators spread (puck line)

Spread odds are based on the margin of victory. Because hockey tends to be low scoring, the pre-game spread is usually set at +1.5 or -1.5. Whenever you wager on the puck line, you are betting on the favourite (-1.5) to win by two goals, or the underdog (+1.5) to either lose by one goal or win outright. The numbers in brackets are the odds you use to calculate how much you’d win based on your wager.

Senators over/under (Totals)

Oddsmakers set a combined number of goals that might be scored in the game. You bet whether the total will be under or over that number. The half-goals eliminate any chance of a “push,” or a tie. As with the spread, the numbers in brackets are the odds you use to calculate how much you’d win based on your wager.

More Senators bets

  • Futures: These are wagers placed on forthcoming events, not tonight’s game. Some common NHL futures odds include odds to win the Stanley Cup, odds to win a conference title, Hart Trophy award odds, NHL goal scoring leader odds, and more.
  • Live betting: In game betting happens when you wager on a game still in progress. Live sportsbook odds adjust throughout the game.
  • Parlay: A parlay combines several different wagers. In a parlay bet, every individual bet on the parlay has to come through for the whole parlay to win.
  • Props: Prop betting, or propositional betting, allows you to bet on specific players and events within the game that don’t directly affect the game’s final outcome. An example of a popular NHL prop bet is which player will score the game’s first goal.
  • Push: A push is a bet where the final result is a tie. In the event of a push, you’ll receive your stake back, not losing any of the money you wagered.

No. 1 Senators betting tip

When you’re making your NHL betting decisions, get to know the goalies. In hockey, starting goaltenders play most of the games throughout the season. A typical team’s roster has two or three goaltenders. Coaches may play a backup goalie to give their starter a rest, but only for the occasional game. You’re most likely to see a backup goalie in the second of back-to-back games.

Teams never like to interrupt a goalie’s hot streak, and coaches won’t bench their star backstop unless they show a downturn in play. You can keep track of how teams’ starting goaltenders are performing by checking out their stat lines, including their win-loss record and save percentage. Ultimately, a goalie’s play often indicates their team’s overall success.

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Senators draft picks

The Sens have a strong history of drafting and developing players. Some of the Sens’ past franchise stars and draftees include beloved former captain Daniel Alfredsson (6th round, 1994), fellow Swede Erik Karlsson (1st round, 2008), Toronto native Jason Spezza (1st round, 2001) and Slovakian winger Marian Hossa (1st round, 1997).

Here’s a list of some of the Senators’ more recent draft picks:

  • 2021: Tyler Boucher, LW, USA (1st Round)
  • 2020: Tim Stützle, LW, Germany (1st round)
  • 2019: Lassi Thomson, D, Finland (1st round)
  • 2018: Brady Tkachuk, LW, USA (1st round)
  • 2017: Alex Formenton, LW, Canada (2nd round)
  • 2017: Drake Batherson, RW, Canada/USA (4th round)
  • 2016: Logan Brown, C, USA (1st round)
  • 2015: Thomas Chabot, D, Canada (1st round)

Senators franchise leaders

  • Games Played: Chris Phillips (1179)
  • Goals: Daniel Alfredsson (426)
  • Assists: Daniel Alfredsson (682)
  • Points: Daniel Alfredsson (1108)
  • Penalty Minutes: Chris Neil (2522)
  • Power Play Goals: Daniel Alfredsson (131)
  • Shots: Daniel Alfredsson (3320)
  • Hat Tricks: Daniel Alfredsson (8)
  • Goalie Games Played: Craig Anderson (435)
  • Goalie Wins: Craig Anderson (202)
  • Saves: Craig Anderson (12447)
  • Shutouts: Patrick Lalime (30)

Ottawa Senators coaching staff

D.J. Smith was hired as the 14th head coach in Senators’ franchise history on May 23, 2019. Prior to his arrival in Ottawa, Smith spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach on Mike Babcock’s Toronto Maple Leafs staff. In Smith’s first two seasons, his record with the Sens ended with a record of 48-62-17.

Smith is joined behind the bench by Associate Coach Jack Capuano and Assistants Davis Payne and Bob Jones. Capuano and Payne are both former NHL head coaches, having previously led the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues, respectively.

Here’s a list of the other members of the Sens coaching staff:

  • Goaltending Coach: Pierre Groulx
  • Video Coach: Michael King
  • Player Development Coach: Shean Donovan
  • Player Development Coach: Jesse Winchester

Senators coaching history

Since returning to the NHL in 1992, the Sens have witnessed heavy rotation at head coach. From their first coach (Rick Bowness) to their current man behind the bench (Smith), the franchise has hired 13 different head coaches to date. Here’s a look at the Sens’ team records under the various head coaches:

CoachTenureRegular SeasonPlayoffs
D.J. Smith2019-Present48-62-17N/A
Marc Crawford2018-20197-10-1N/A
Guy Boucher2016-201994-108-2611-8
Dave Cameron2014-201670-50-172-4
Paul MacLean2011-2015114-90-358-9
Cory Clouston2008-201195-83-202-4
Craig Hartsburg2008-2009 17-24-7N/A
John Paddock2007-200836-23-6N/A
Bryan Murray2004-2007 & 2007-2008107-55-2018-16
Roger Neilson2001-20021-1N/A
Jacques Martin1995-2004341-255-9631-38
Dave Allison1995-19962-22-1N/A
Rick Bowness1992-199639-178-18N/A

Ottawa Senators home games

The Canadian Tire Centre opened in 1996 in Kanata, Ontario, a western suburb of Ottawa.

While primarily used for Senators home games, the arena regularly hosts concerts and sporting events, including the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

  • Name: Canadian Tire Centre
  • Former names: The Palladium (1996); Corel Centre (1996-2006); Scotiabank Place (2006-2013)
  • Address: 1000 Palladium Drive
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Owners: Eugene Melnyk, Capital Sports Properties Inc.
  • Capacity: 18,910 (hockey)
  • Ground-breaking Date: July 7, 1994
  • Opening Date: Jan. 15, 1996
  • Construction Cost: CA$170 million

How to watch or listen to Senators games

TSN is the official broadcaster of Ottawa Senators. “Sens On TSN” broadcasts feature award-winning play-by-play commentator Gord Miller along with game analysts Ray Ferraro, Jamie McLennan and Mike Johnson.

Sens games are also broadcast in French on RDS, TSN’s French language sister channel. RDS TV broadcasts feature Michel Lacroix doing play by play alongside Norman Flynn.

Nationally televised games air as part of the Hockey Night in Canada series, which can be viewed on either CBC or Sportsnet. French language audiences can tune in to TVA Sports.

On the radio, long-time Sens commentators Dean Brown (play by play) and Gord Wilson (colour) call games on Ottawa’s flagship station, TSN 1200 AM. The feed is also available on several affiliate stations throughout Eastern Ontario and New York state, including:

  • Lake 88.1 FM (Perth, ON)
  • WQTK 92.7 FM (Ogdensburg, NY)
  • Star 96.7 FM (Pembroke, ON)

The French language radio broadcast can be heard on Radio CJFO Unique 94.5 FM in Ottawa. Nicolas St. Pierre handles the play by play, with Alain Sanscartier as colour commentator.

How to stream live Senators games

Senators games featured on CBC for Hockey Night in Canada can be streamed for free on and through the CBC Sports app.

Otherwise, you will have to pay to live stream Sens games from TSN Direct and Sportsnet NOW. The same is true for the French language providers RDS Direct and TVA Sports Direct. However, if you have any of these channels as part of your TV package, you can sign in to the streaming service via your TV provider.

All of the streaming services offer a range of annual, monthly and weekly viewing plans. TSN Direct even has a $7.99 day-pass option.

Senators logo and mascot

Since Oct. 8, 1992, the official mascot of the Ottawa Senators has been the shaggy, anthropomorphic lion known as Spartacat. The Sens are also represented by their official logo, which depicts a noble centurion in the team colours of red, black, white and gold.

Sens franchise by the numbers

  • $430 million USD. The estimated value of the Ottawa Senators in 2020.
  • $92 million. Purchase price when Eugene Melnyk bought the team in 2003.
  • 1927. The last time the Senators won the Stanley Cup
  • 0. Number of Stanley Cups won by the Sens since entering the league in 1992.
  • 113. Total points accumulated by the Senators to finish atop the league standings in the 2002-03 regular season and win the Presidents Trophy for the first time.
  • 3. The number of player numbers the Sens have retired: Daniel Alfredsson’s #11, Frank Finnigan’s #8 and Chris Phillips’ #4.
  • 12,618. The average number of fans at Sens home games during the 2019-20 season, ranking the team last in the NHL in terms of attendance.
  • $64 million. The value of the eight-year contract extension signed by Thomas Chabot in 2019.
  • $59. Average ticket price to see the Ottawa Senators play at home in the Canadian Tire Centre.
  • 2007. The last time the Senators reached the Stanley Cup Finals. They were defeated in five games by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
  • 2. Number of games Roger Neilson served as Ottawa’s head coach. These were the final two games in the Sens’ 2001-2002 regular season.
  • 1,000. Following those two games, Neilson became only the ninth person in NHL history to coach 1,000 games.

Ottawa Senators playoff history

The team’s most successful season to date came in 2006-07. Not expected to contend following the off-season loss of several key players to free agency—including defenseman Zdeno Chara and goalie Dominik Hasek—the Sens overcame a slow start to finish second in the Northeast Division and qualify for the playoffs. Led by their loaded top offensive line of Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza, the Sens battled their way to the Stanley Cup Finals before losing to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in five games.

Uneven results marked the ensuing decade for Ottawa, and it wasn’t until the 2016-17 season that the team made its next deep playoff run. Guided by head coach Guy Boucher and captain Erik Karlsson, the Senators came heartbreakingly close to advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in franchise history. It was not to be: the Sens fell in double overtime of Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Final series to the season’s eventual champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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