Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-120) Senators (+100)
Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (18-27-4) play the Vancouver Canucks (19-20-3) at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday. The Senators open this game at +100 while the Canucks are coming in at -120. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Canucks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 loss against the Senators in their previous contest. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 26 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to net one. Vancouver accrued 7 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks came in at 41 and the Corsi against was at 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 46.1%. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.7%. They compiled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 45.8% and their PDO was 96.0 for this matchup.
The Canucks have had 1,408 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 100 goals while notching 88 on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 143 power play tries (20th in the league) and have earned 31 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have earned 41 points and their points percentage is .488. Vancouver has attempted 1,259 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. Regarding their scoring, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 111 goals (30th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 131. Vancouver has 118 power play chances and they have scored 23 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.49%.
The man in goal for this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has been in net for 63 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 30-26-4 and he has gotten the start in 60 games. Opponents have notched 178 goals against Demko in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.90. Demko has had 2,000 shots taken against him and has amassed 1,822 total saves. His save percentage is at .911 for his 3,676 mins played. Over the course of his pro career, Demko has recorded 36 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .600.
In their win over Vancouver, Ottawa had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Senators had 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 104 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.2%. Ottawa wound up with a 53.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Ottawa had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 34 and the Canucks having accrued a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
The Senators have 105 goals at even strength and 26 goals (23rd in hockey) while on the power play. Ottawa has tried 1,484 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.83%, while allowing their opponents 1,580 shots. This season, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 131 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .408. They have earned 155 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 16.77%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.15% on their oppositions 151 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.2%. They have granted a total of 170 goals to be scored by way of 137 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marcus Hogberg in net. Hogberg has amassed a lifetime mark of 8-17-9 and has been in goal for 41 games. Hogberg's quality start rate is 41.2% and he has accumulated 14 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accrued 1,028 stops out of 1,149 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .895. His opponents are averaging 3.41 goals per game and he has allowed 121 goals in total. He has made the start in 34 games and has been on the ice for 2,133 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-120)
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