Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 1/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (-105) Canucks (-115)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (2-4-0) host the Ottawa Senators (1-2-1) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Senators priced at -105 and the Canucks are at -115. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 6 - 3 defeat to the Jets in their last game. The Senators had an average offensive output in this defeat. For the outing, they finished 3 of the 21 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Ottawa earned a total of 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Senators was 39 and the Corsi against was 53 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 42.4%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against was 40, which means they earned a rate of 39.4%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 45.5% and they had a PDO of 103.3 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Winnipeg Jets racked up 38 shots. They finished with 9 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
Looking after the net for Ottawa is Matt Murray from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 222 minutes minding the net this season. Murray is allowing 3.79 GAA which ranks him 17th among East goaltenders and 30th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's allowed 14 goals. His save percentage is .880 which ranks him 16th among East goaltenders. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 11 goals which ranks 8th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, which puts them at 21st in the league. The Senators currently have a total of 3 points, which ranks 27th in the league and 14th in the East. When talking about shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 113 which ranks 11th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a unit, Ottawa currently has a total of 134 hits which has them averaging 33.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 59 blocks for the year.
The Canucks squared up with the Canadiens in a game where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 5 - 2. Vancouver wound up with a 43.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 40 and they gave up a Corsi of 53. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.8% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Canadiens finishing with a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 93.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 34.6%. The Canucks scored 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Vancouver allowed 33 shots on goal and the Canadiens racked up a total of 23 penalty mins.
In net for Vancouver is Braden Holtby who is having a bad year by allowing 3.58 goals per contest and that places him 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th in the NHL among goalies. In the 185 mins he has played this season, he's surrendered 11 goals. He holds a save percentage of .892, which has him ranked 13th among Eastern Conference goalies and 26th in the NHL among goalies. In discussing goal differential, they rank 15th in the Western Conference and 31st in the NHL with -11. They currently have a total of 17 goals for this season which has them sitting at 3rd in the conference. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .874 which currently has them sitting 30th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which is good for 8th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (-105)
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