Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 11/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+114) Senators (-137)
Canadian Tire Centre is where the Ottawa Senators (4-7-0) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (3-6-3) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Canucks at +114 while the Senators are sitting at -137. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Predators in their previous game. Vancouver had 30 penalty mins in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Canucks had an average offensive outing in this game. In the matchup, they netted 3 out of the 45 shots they tried.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have 38 power play tries (27th in hockey) and have come away with 15 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 391 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .877. Vancouver has tried 366 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.2%. While at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 33 goals while having 28 on offense. Vancouver has compiled 43 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 30.23%. For the current season, they have scored 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .375. In terms of scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 41 goals (12th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 48.
The player in the crease for this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has taken the ice for 145 contests during his hockey career. He has a mark of 68-59-13 and he was named the starter in 139 games. Opponents have notched 409 goals against Demko in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.90. Demko has seen 4,560 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,151 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 8,450 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Demko is sitting with 76 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .547.
In their last game, Ottawa played the Flyers in a matchup where the Senators ended up taking the loss by a mark of 2-1. They had 5 power play chances in this contest but were not able to net one. The Senators converted 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they took.
This season, the Ottawa Senators have earned a total of 38 goals, 8 points, and a points percentage of .364. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have earned 31 goals at even strength and 7 goals (27th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a tally of 38 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.42%. Ottawa has taken 353 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.76%, while allowing the other team 371 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 77.27% on their oppositions 44 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Anton Forsberg between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 3.08 goals/game and he has allowed 301 goals in total. Forsberg's quality start percentage sits at 55.3% and he has 57 quality starts in his hockey career. He has been a starter 103 contests and has played for a total of 5,873 mins. Forsberg has earned a lifetime mark of 40-52-9 and has participated in 111 contests. He has gathered 2,987 saves out of 3,288 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+114)
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