Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (-118) Canucks (+100)
Rogers Arena is where the Vancouver Canucks (27-32-5) will attempt to defeat the Ottawa Senators (33-27-4) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Ottawa at -118 and Vancouver is opening at +100. The betting total is set at 7.
The Ottawa Senators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win against the Kraken in their previous outing. Ottawa accounted for 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. They also had 4 power play attempts but didn't get a goal. The Senators had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. For the game, they netted 5 out of the 31 shots they put on net.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have totaled 232 power play opportunities (3rd in pro hockey) and have notched 39 goals in those chances. The Senators have seen 2,020 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Ottawa has taken 2,128 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. When playing at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 163 goals while earning 144 of their own. Ottawa skates onto the rink with 241 power play chances and they have added 58 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 24.07%. For the current campaign, they have 70 points and their points percentage is sitting at .547. When talking about their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have earned 202 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) this season and have given up 202.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Mads Sogaard. Opponents have racked up 27 goals against Sogaard in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.97. Sogaard has participated in 10 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .897 in his 546 minutes guarding the cage. He has a record of 6-2-1 and he has gotten the start in 9 games. Over the course of his pro career, Sogaard has 5 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .556. Sogaard has seen 261 shots taken against him and has amassed 234 total saves.
In their last outing, Vancouver faced the Ducks in a matchup where the Canucks earned a victory by a score of 3-2. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Canucks earned 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted.
Vancouver has put up 1,949 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.88%, while allowing their opponents 2,000 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 68.25% on their oppositions 189 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 87.7%. They have recorded 211 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.75%. The Canucks have scored 164 goals at even strength and 48 goals (8th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 246 goals to be scored by way of 186 goals at even strength and 60 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have a total of 212 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .461.
Across the rink you are likely to see Thatcher Demko protecting the net. Demko is the owner of a career record of 73-64-13 and has played in 155 contests. Demko's quality start rate sits at 54.4% and he has 81 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 4,444 stops out of the 4,883 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .910. The opposition is averaging 2.92 goals/game and he has yielded 439 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 149 contests and has played for a total of 9,006 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+100)
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