The Ottawa Senators (14-18-0) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (23-10-3) on Tuesday, January 2nd. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The Senators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flyers. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks
The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Senators have put together an overall record of 14-18-0. When playing on the road, Ottawa has gone 4-8-0, while their home record stands at 10-10-0. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 8th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 16th. Ottawa heads into the game with 11 wins by more than one goal, and lost 13 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 15-17.
In their previous game, the Senators hosted the Sabres and game away with a 5-1 win. Against the Sabres, the Senators’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Ottawa’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 31 shots on goal and 14 giveaways.
Ottawa secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished below the over/under line of 7 with a combined total of 6 goals.
The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Senators, the Canucks have a 23-10-3 record. They hold a 13-4-1 record when playing at home, and they have gone 10-6-2 on the road. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 1st, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 1st. Vancouver’s average scoring margin this season is +1.2, leading to an overall puck line record of 25-11. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +1.7, while on the road, it is +.7.
The Canucks aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss at home to the Flyers. Offensively, the Canucks couldn’t find the net in the first two periods, but they made a comeback with one goal in the third period. Vancouver’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 27 shots on goal in total.
Vancouver took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. In terms of the Senators’ offense during power plays, they are 20th in power play goals and 23rd in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Senators have an over/under record of 17-12-3. Throughout the season, they have played 20 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7 per game.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. The Canucks went 11-5 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 11-5.
This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 21-13-2. Throughout the season, they have played 23 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.2 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 22nd in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Vancouver Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.8 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 3rd in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Senators vs Canucks Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Senators have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Vancouver has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Canucks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 3-0.
- As the betting favorite, the Senators have an puck line mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Ottawa posted a straight up mark of 5-5 in these matchups.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Canucks to defeat the Senators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -153, I’m placing a wager on the Canucks to win outright.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Senators to cover. Even if the Canucks win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Senators should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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