Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-138) Senators (+115)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (17-27-4) play the Vancouver Canucks (19-19-3) at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. The Canucks open this contest at -138 while the Senators are priced at +115. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Senators their last time out. The Canucks had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In the matchup, they scored on 4 of the 34 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 power play tries and scored 1 goal. Vancouver accumulated 13 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Canucks was 40 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.0%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.5%. They compiled 29 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 12 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.0% and their PDO rating was 102.0 for this one.
The Canucks have had 1,381 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .907. While at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 98 goals while having 87 when they are on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 142 power play opportunities (20th in professional hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 41 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Vancouver has taken 1,233 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.9%. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 110 goals (30th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 129. Vancouver skates onto the rink with 117 power play opportunities and they have added 23 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 19.66%.
The player in the crease for this game is Thatcher Demko. In his career, Demko has earned 36 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .600. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 3,676 minutes between the pipes. Demko has had 2,000 shot attempts against him and he has 1,822 saves. Opponents have been able to score 178 goals versus Demko in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.90. He has accumulated an overall record of 30-26-4 and he has started in 60 games. Demko has been in net for 63 games during his NHL career.
In their loss to Vancouver, Ottawa wound up with a 56.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Ottawa had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.5% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Canucks finishing with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 98 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. The Senators notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 6 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Senators have accumulated 103 goals at even strength and 26 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. Ottawa has attempted 1,457 shots (9th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.85%, while allowing their opponents 1,554 shots. So far this year, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 129 goals, 38 points, in addition to a points percentage of .396. They have a total of 154 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 16.88%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.00% on the other teams 150 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.1%. They have granted a total of 169 goals to be scored by way of 136 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Matt Murray in the crease. He has racked up 6,031 saves out of 6,615 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .912. Murray is the owner of a career record of 127-66-20 and has participated in 226 games. He has made the start in 218 games and has been on the ice for 12,770 mins. Murray's rate of quality starts is 52.3% and he has accumulated 114 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.74 goals/game and he has surrendered 584 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+115)
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