Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+130) Canucks (-150)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (17-26-4) head to Rogers Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks (18-19-3). The Senators open this game at +130 while the Canucks are coming in at -150. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Senators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-0 victory over the Canucks in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts sat at 31.4% and they had a PDO of 107.1 for this game. They recorded 13 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 32 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.1%. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 35 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. Ottawa accrued 27 minutes in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and scored 2 goals. The Senators had a middle of the road showing in this victory. For the outing, they converted 3 out of the 25 shots they tried.
Ottawa Senators opponents have tallied 146 power play tries (6th in the league) and have a total of 32 goals in those attempts. The Senators have had 1,520 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .891. Ottawa has taken 1,429 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Senators have given up 133 goals while earning 101 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has tallied 148 power play opportunities and they have notched 26 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 17.57%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 38 points and their points % is .404. In relation to scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have accumulated 127 goals (19th in the NHL) for the year and have surrendered 165.
The man in net for this game is Matt Murray. Over the course of his pro career, Murray is sitting with 113 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .521. His save percentage currently is .912 for his 12,746 minutes in the crease. Murray has seen 6,602 shots taken against him and has amassed 6,019 saves. Opponents have notched 583 goals versus Murray in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.74. He has accumulated an overall mark of 127-66-20 and was named the starter in 217 games. Murray has been in goal for 225 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their loss to Ottawa, Vancouver wrapped up this game with a 58.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.9% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Senators ending the game with a 23 Fenwick. Their PDO was 93 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 68.6%. The Canucks converted 0 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Canucks are sitting with 84 goals at even strength and 22 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Vancouver has tried 1,199 shots (31st in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.84%, while allowing the opposition 1,353 shots. On the season, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 106 goals, 39 points, as well as a points percentage of .488. They have earned 113 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.47%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 77.21% on the other teams 136 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.6%. They have allowed 127 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko protecting the goal. Demko has earned a career mark of 30-26-4 and has participated in 63 games. Demko's percentage of quality starts sits at 60.0% and he has qualified for 36 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 1,822 stops out of 2,000 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .911. Opponents are averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has relinquished 178 goals in total. He was named a starter in 60 games and has accumulated 3,676 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-150)
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