Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+128) Canucks (-148)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (3-5-0) host the Ottawa Senators (1-4-1) at Rogers Arena on Thursday. The Senators open this contest at +128 while the Canucks are priced at -148. The total is set at 6.5.
The Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 7 - 1 loss against the Canucks in their previous game. The Senators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. In the outing, they converted 1 out of the 36 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 5 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Ottawa earned 16 penalty mins for this game. 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 sat at 42, telling us they have a rate of 49.4%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 36 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.4% and they had a PDO of 85.4 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks racked up a total of 35 shots. They had a total of 22 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 26 power play opportunities (12th in hockey) and have a total of 6 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 193 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .860. Ottawa has attempted 170 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 20 goals while getting 12 of their own. Ottawa has accumulated 25 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 12.00%. For the current season, they sit with 3 points and their points percentage comes in at .250. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have racked up 15 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have allowed 27.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Matt Murray. Murray has been involved in 204 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has amassed an overall record of 118-56-20 and he has gotten the start in 198 games. Opponents have tallied 526 goals versus Murray in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.71. Murray has had 6,029 shots taken against him and he has 5,503 saves. His save percentage sits at .913 for his 11,648 mins played. Over the course of his pro career, Murray has earned 101 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .510.
In their win over Ottawa, Vancouver wound up with a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 51 and they conceded a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Senators earning a 41 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO was 114.6 and their percentage of oZS was 57.6%. The Canucks scored 7 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Senators had 5 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Vancouver conceded 36 shots on goal and the Senators ended up with 16 penalty mins.
The Canucks have 20 goals at even strength and 4 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has attempted 239 shots (3rd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.88%, while allowing the other team 291 shots. During this campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 26 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .375. They have earned 31 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 12.90%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 76.92% on their opponents 39 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 10.9%. 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.
For the opposition you will find Thatcher Demko defending the goal. He has compiled 1,171 stops out of 1,295 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .904. Demko has accumulated a lifetime record of 19-16-3 and has played in 41 games. He has been a starter 38 games and has played for a total of 2,360 mins. Demko's rate of quality starts is 57.9% and he has accumulated 22 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 3.15 goals per game and he has surrendered 124 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (-148)
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