Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs Senators NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(14-16-2) Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators (10-20-2)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -149/+130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
The Senators earlier this year were being heralded as possibly the worst NHL team of all time, but that clearly has not been the case with the Ottawa Senators earning at least some respect from their opponents and fans.
Vancouver were actually surprisingly awful in that last game against the Ottawa Senators, as they were only able to pick up that victory due to the heroics of their goalie Thatcher Demko who went beast mode to stop 44 of the 46 shots the senators fired his way.
A repeat of that performance will almost assuredly see the Canucks dropping a game here, as they cannot count on performances like that on a night in night out basis. In terms of who will be putting the puck in the back of the net for the Cancuks here it is most likely to be Brock Boeser who is having an outstanding year with 14 goals and 15 assists.
The Canucks will also still be short handed here, as star Swede Elias Pettersson will remain out for this game and saying that makes the Canucks worse is putting it lightly, as Pettersson is one of the most exciting young players in the league.
Thatcher Demko is currently listed as the starter, but given how that last game went it would not surprise me if the coaching staff give him a bit of a breather here, but keep an eye out on the news for that info prior to puck drop.
Sens fans have to really like the heart and determination their team is showing down the stretch here, as it would be very easy for these guys to roll-over on a night to night basis with the season being one to forget.
It is not like they are racking up wins recently either, but what they have managed to do is become much more competitive with more and more of their games ending in a one goal margin, so I expect to see them show up once again to make life tough on the Canucks.
Drake Batherson has also emerged as an incredibly exciting young player as he has racked up 11 goals and 10 assists and his performances along with Tim Steutzle’s need to have Senators fans at least a little bit excited about what the future could hold for this franchise.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. NHL.
- Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Senators are 17-36 in their last 53 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Senators are 14-45 in their last 59 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canucks are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators NHL Prediction:
I feel like that last game was Ottawa’s opportunity to pick up a game in this series and they just could not get the job done despite dominating a ton of that game. We are also getting a pretty solid price here for Vancouver, so I think we are getting a bit of line value at the moment with the expectation that the money will come in on the Canucks especially if the Canucks opt to go with Demko again here.
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