Marc DesRosiers, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Chris Wideman, Matt Duchene
Betting odds: Ottawa Senators at Colorado Avalanche
- Senators moneyline: +190
- Avalanche moneyline: -230
- Over/Under: 6 (-115/-105)
- Puck drop: 9 p.m. ET
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The Ottawa Senators are the worst team in the NHL. They came into 2018-19 with the lowest season point total and the longest odds to win the Stanley Cup. Despite the low expectations the Sens are off to a surprising 4-3-1 start with an even goal differential.
Even more impressive is that their expected goal numbers (5v5, adjusted for score + venue) are also even. Ottawa averages 2.19 expected goals for per 60 minutes (xGF/60) and 2.19 xGA/60 through eight games. Both of those numbers are middle of the road, but hey, that’s pretty impressive for this bunch.
The Avalanche are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Lightning at home on Tuesday night. Colorado is off and running to start this season, going 6-2-2 in its first 10 games with a +12 goal differential.