The Senators and Canucks are set to face off at 10:00 ET on None. The Canucks will host the game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Canucks being the favored team playing at home against the Senators.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Canucks to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Canucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Senators (+1.5)

Is a Road Win Possible for Ottawa?

In their 32 games, the Senators have a 14-18-0 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 10-10-0 record, and their record on the road is 4-8-0. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference.

Against the puck line, Ottawa is 15-17. Their road puck line record so far is 6-6 while sitting 9-11 at home against the puckline. For the season, Ottawa’s games have finished with an average of 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.6. Overall, the Senators have an over/under record of 17-12-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Senators have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 27th position in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 23rd in the NHL.

Ottawa’s leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far, he has 16 goals which is 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 10 assists this season.

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.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Joonas Korpisalo has started 20 games in this season. His current record is 7-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.8514851485148515%.

Does Vancouver Stand a Chance at Home?

So far this season, the Canucks have an overall record of 23-10-3. On the road, Vancouver is 10-6-2 and 13-4-1 at home. Their current record places them 1st in the Western Pacific division and 1st in the Western conference.

Vancouver is 25-11 against the puck line this season. On the road, their puck line record sits at 12-6 compared to 13-5 at home. On average, Vancouver’s games have finished with 6.4 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 21-13-2.

In their last three home games, Vancouver has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

On the offensive side, the Canucks are scoring an 3.8 goals per game this season, ranking 1st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. In terms of the Canucks’ offense during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 14th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Vancouver’s offense is Brock Boeser. Coming into the game he has 24 goals, ranking 3rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 14 assists so far.

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 29.8 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Thatcher Demko gets the start and has made 25 starts this season. His record at this point is 17-7, and his save percentage is 0.9504950495049505%.