Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 1/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+125) Canucks (-150)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (1-4-1) head to Rogers Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks (3-5-0). The moneyline on this contest has the Senators coming in at +125 and the Canucks are at -150. The total is set at 6.5.
The Senators will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7 - 1 loss against the Canucks in their previous contest. The Senators had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. For the outing, they finished 1 of the 36 shots they put on net. They also had 5 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. Ottawa ended up with 16 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Senators was 51 and the Corsi against was 51 giving them a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick was 41 while the Fenwick against was 42, which earned them a rate of 49.4%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 36 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 85.4 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vancouver Canucks tallied 35 shots. They ended the game with 22 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 26 power play opportunities (6th in pro hockey) and have come away with 6 goals in those attempts. The Senators have had 193 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .860. Ottawa has attempted 170 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. While playing at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 20 goals while having 12 of their own. Ottawa is sitting with 25 power play opportunities and they have scored 3 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 12.00%. For the current campaign, they sit with 3 points and their points percentage is sitting at .250. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have earned 15 goals (20th in the league) for the year and have given up 27.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Matt Murray. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Murray is sitting with 101 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .510. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 11,648 mins on the ice. Murray has had 6,029 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,503 saves. The opposition has notched 526 goals versus Murray in his career and his goals against rate is 2.71. He has compiled a win-loss record of 118-56-20 and got the start in 198 games. Murray has been involved in 204 matchups during his hockey career.
In their win over Ottawa, Vancouver had a 50.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 51 while they gave up a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.6% with a Fenwick of 42 and the Senators having a 41 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 114.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 57.6%. The Canucks netted 7 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Senators had 5 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Vancouver allowed 36 shots on goal and the Senators had a total of 16 penalty minutes.
On the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 26 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .375. They have granted a total of 34 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks have accumulated 20 goals at even strength and 4 goals (16th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 31 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 12.90%. Vancouver has taken 239 shots (1st in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.88%, while allowing the opposition 291 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.92% on the other teams 39 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.9%.
Across the rink you will find Braden Holtby defending the goal. Holtby has compiled a career record of 284-124-46 and has participated in 472 games. Holtby's quality start percentage comes in at 57.8% and he has 267 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has a tally of 12,472 stops out of 13,620 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .916. Teams are averaging 2.54 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,148 goals in total. He has started in 462 games and his ice time sits at 27,071 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-150)
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