Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/21/2023]

Ottawa Senators vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Colorado Avalanche will face the Ottawa Senators in NHL action at Ball Arena on Thursday, beginning at 9:00PM ET.'s in-depth betting preview for Thursday's Senators vs. Avalanche matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Senators vs. Avalanche Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NHL matchup between the Senators and Avalanche 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Avalanche a 61% chance of beating the Senators.

According to our model, the Senators (+1.5) have a 61% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has a 51% chance of going over.

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Senators vs. Avalanche Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Senators Avalanche
Puck Line +1.5 (-160) -1.5 (+135)
Moneyline +148 -175
Total o6.5 (-135) u6.5 (+116)
  • The Avalanche are currently -1.5 favorites against the Senators, with +135 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Senators (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on offer at -160.
  • BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Avalanche at -175, which means you can risk $175 to win $100 for a total payout of $275 if they get the W.
  • On the other hand, FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Senators at +148, where you can bet $100 to profit $148, earning a total payout of $248 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 6.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -135, while FanDuel currently has the best odds for the Under at +116.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sports betting sites you can bet with in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Senators vs. Avalanche Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Senators +1.5 -160
Moneyline Senators +148
Total Under 6.5 +116


While the Avalanche are more likely to win the game, taking the Senators moneyline is the best option due to the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is crucial to achieving long-term profitability as a sports bettor.

Furthermore, despite the Over being more likely to hit on this occasion, Under 6.5 is our best bet owing to the better odds (+116) that are available from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Our best NHL bets are based on world-class modeling and wagering expertise to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Senators vs. Avalanche Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Senators vs. Avalanche?

According to our model, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen is most likely to score the first goal in Senators vs. Avalanche.

Our projections give Rantanen a 9.7% chance of scoring the first goal at Ball Arena, while the Avalanche star is a 46.3% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Ottawa Senators

Player First Goal Probability
Tim Stutzle 5.9%
Josh Norris 5.0%
Brady Tkachuk 4.7%
Claude Giroux 4.7%
Vladimir Tarasenko 4.5%

Colorado Avalanche

Player First Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 9.7%
Nathan MacKinnon 8.9%
Valeri Nichushkin 7.3%
Ryan Johansen 4.1%
Cale Makar 4.0%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Ottawa Senators

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Tim Stutzle 32.5%
Josh Norris 30.9%
Brady Tkachuk 29.9%
Claude Giroux 29.5%
Vladimir Tarasenko 25.7%

Colorado Avalanche

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 46.3%
Nathan MacKinnon 42.5%
Valeri Nichushkin 37.6%
Cale Makar 23.0%
Ryan Johansen 22.6%
Don't forget, our model updates frequently, so refresh this article for the latest betting insights before the Senators vs. Avalanche on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Senators vs. Avalanche Game Information

Thursday's game between the Avalanche and Senators at Ball Arena is scheduled to start at 9:00PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Thursday's Senators vs. Avalanche matchup, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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