Vancouver Canucks at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Vancouver Canucks head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Canucks at -125 and the Senators at +113.
Vancouver has a record of 19-19-4 this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 124 goals and surrendered 133 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 19-23-0 and an over/under record of 19-20-0. Ottawa has a record of 15-21-4 this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 126 goals and given up 159 for a goal differential of -33. Their record against the spread is 15-25-0 while their over/under mark is 26-11-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 19-23-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 19-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 15-25-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 26-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/20/18 D Troy Stecher Concussion is out indefinitely
10/25/18 LW Sven Baertschi Upper Body IR (10/25)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/31/18 D Justin Falk Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Vancouver
12/31/18 GO Craig Anderson Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Vancouver
12/31/18 D Thomas Chabot Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Marian Gaborik Back is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Jean-Gabriel Pageau Achilles is out indefinitely
Elias Pettersson has scored 39 total points this year for the Canucks. He has 19 goals this season with 73 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Bo Horvat averages 20.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 17 goals on 117 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 16 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Canucks. He has 909 shots against him and he's surrendered 82 goals. He's made 827 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Mark Stone has 43 total points this season for the Senators. He has 18 goals this year with 97 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Matt Duchene averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 15 goals on 77 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year. Mike McKenna has 2 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 292 shots against him and he's given up 30 goals. He's made 262 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 42 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 124 goals while giving up 133 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 6th respectively. They have had 135 power play chances and scored 24 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the league. The Canucks have given up 144 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 21st when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.42% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 30th in the league with a total of 34 points this season. They have 26 power play goals on 122 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 112 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 30th overall. As a team, the Senators are 12th with a total of 126 goals scored while they've given up 159 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.84%. As a unit they give up 37 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
Vancouver is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.8%, as they've attempted 2,145 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,436 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.3% as they have 1,628 attempts while they have given up 1,811 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 47.6% of the time, which is 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.4% for the season. That is 6th overall in the NHL. They have 1,192 face-off wins compared to 1,300 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 909 hits and they have blocked 625 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Senators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.4% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 1,242 face-off wins compared to 1,250 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 809 hits and they have blocked 695 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Ottawa is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.5% as they've attempted 2,088 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,711 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 43.8% ranks 31st as they have 1,573 attempts while they have given up 2,016 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Senators NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +113
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa +113
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