Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+135) Canucks (-155)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (18-18-3) will take on the Ottawa Senators (16-26-4) on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have the Senators coming in at +135 and the Canucks are at -155. The total is set at 6.
The Senators went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-2 victory against the Flames in the last game they played. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 66.5% and their PDO rating was 105.2 in this game. They garnered 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 19 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 38.0%. The Corsi for the Senators was sitting at 30 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.7%. Ottawa garnered 9 minutes in the box in this game. They also had 2 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Senators had a impressive offensive output in this win. In the game, they converted 4 out of the 20 shots they attempted.
Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 142 power play tries (6th in hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 1,489 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .889. Ottawa has attempted 1,404 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When at even strength, the Senators let the opposition score 133 goals while scoring 100 on offense. Ottawa skates onto the rink with 144 power play opportunities and they have tallied 24 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 16.67%. For the current campaign, they have 36 points and their points % is .391. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have notched 124 goals (18th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 165.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Matt Murray. During his career on the ice, Murray has accumulated 112 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .519. His save percentage is at .911 in his 12,686 mins in the crease. Murray has seen 6,571 shots against him and has recorded 5,988 saves. Opponents have been able to score 583 goals versus Murray in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.76. He has earned a win-loss mark of 126-66-20 and was named the starter in 216 games. Murray has been involved in 224 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Vancouver faced off against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Canucks took home the win by a final score of 6-3. Vancouver wound up with a 50.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 51.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 40 and the Maple Leafs having accrued a 38 Fenwick. Their PDO was 113 and their oZS percentage was 39.5%. The Canucks converted 6 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and tallied 1 out of those opportunities.
Vancouver has tried 1,168 shots (31st in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.08%, while allowing the other team 1,328 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.03% on the other teams 132 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 90.7%. They have earned 109 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.18%. The Canucks have earned 84 goals at even strength and 22 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 124 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting with 106 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
For the opposition you are likely to see Braden Holtby protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,181 goals altogether. Holtby's quality start rate comes out to 57.4% and he has qualified for 271 quality starts in his career. He has started in 472 games and has racked up 27,672 minutes. Holtby has accrued a career record of 288-128-48 and has been in net for 482 games. He has recorded 12,790 saves out of 13,971 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-155)
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