Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/3/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+171) Canucks (-190)
Anders Nilsson and the Ottawa Senators (11-15-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Rogers Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (13-11-4, 5th in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Senators priced at +171 and the Canucks are at -190. The total has been set at 6. The Senators are covering 40.7% of the time, having gone 11-16 SU. The Canucks are covering 40.0% of the time, going 10-15 straight up.
The Ottawa Senators come into this matchup holding a record of 11 victories and 15 defeats, putting them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have racked up a total of 69 goals which ranks 12th in the East and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, putting them at 27th in the league. The Senators have earned a total of 23 points, which ranks 29th in the league and 14th in the conference. When talking about shots on goal, they have earned a total of 808 which ranks 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the league. As a group, Ottawa has earned a total of 540 hits which means they have an average of 20 per contest. They have earned a total of 299 blocks for the year. The man in the crease for Ottawa is Anders Nilsson from Park Ridge, Illinois. He is 29 years old and has played 781 mins defending the net for the campaign. Nilsson is surrendering an average of 2.92 goals per contest which has him sitting 13th in the East and 31st in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has surrendered 38 goals. He has a save percentage of .917 which has him sitting 6th in the East.
The Ottawa Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 1 loss against the Calgary Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they scored on 1 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Ottawa racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 44 and the Corsi against at even strength was 38 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 53.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 29, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 53.2%. They won 32 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 43.6% and they had a PDO of 93.7 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied 27 shots. They finished with a total of 2 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Canucks will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 13 wins and 11 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the West and 13th in the league with +6. They have a total of 89 goals for this year which has them ranked at 3rd in the West. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .906 which has them sitting 17th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 9.9% which puts them at 5th in the West. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average year by surrendering 2.70 goals against average and that places him 13th among West goalies and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,090 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 49 goals. He has a save % of .913, which has him placed 12th among West goalies and 19th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks went up against the Edmonton Oilers in a game where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 3 - 2. In this outing, Vancouver earned a 53.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 and the other team having a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 46.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Oilers ending the game with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 104.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.5%. The Canucks scored 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Oilers had 2 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 2 goals. Vancouver allowed 28 shots on goal and the Oilers earned 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+171)
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