Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-157) Senators (+143)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (14-16-2) go to Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday where they'll take on the Ottawa Senators (10-20-2). The Canucks open this game at -157 while the Senators are priced at +143. The total opens at 6.
The Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Senators in the last game they played. The Canucks offense showed they have some room for improvement in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 28 shots they launched. They also had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to notch a goal. Vancouver amassed 2 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Canucks was sitting at 48 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 70 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 40.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 57, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 38.7%. They had 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 35 opportunities to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 49.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.5 in this one.
In regard to scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 87 goals (13th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 102. For the season, they have accumulated 30 points and their points percentage is sitting at .469. Vancouver skates onto the rink with 98 power play opportunities and they have notched 20 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.41%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 80 goals while having 67 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver has taken 979 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Canucks have had 1,081 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 115 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have a total of 22 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has been involved in 58 games throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 28-23-4 and he started in 55 games. The opposition has been able to score 164 goals against Demko in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.92. Demko has seen 1,849 shots taken against him and has gathered 1,685 saves. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 3,373 mins in the crease. In his career, Demko has accumulated 33 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .600.
In their loss to Vancouver, the Senators PDO at even strength was 94 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.7%. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 57 and the Canucks having notched a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Senators notched 2 goals out of the 46 shots on goal they attempted. Ottawa wrapped up this game with a 59.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Ottawa played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
So far this season, the Ottawa Senators have accounted for 83 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .344. They have allowed 127 goals to be scored by of a combination of 101 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Senators are sitting with 67 goals at even strength and 16 goals (22nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 107 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 14.95%. Ottawa has put up 1,019 shots (1st in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.15%, while allowing their opponents 1,024 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.26% on the other teams 101 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 87.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Matt Murray in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.77 goals per contest and he has yielded 578 goals overall. Murray's quality start rate is 51.2% and he has 109 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 213 games and has racked up 12,507 mins. Murray has amassed a lifetime record of 124-65-20 and has participated in 221 games. He has tallied 5,907 saves out of 6,485 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-157)
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