Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators - 10/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (3-2-0) at Vancouver Canucks (4-1-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -132 / Ottawa Senators +106 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks square off Tuesday night in a NHL game at the Rogers Arena.
The Ottawa Senators take the road for the second time this season and hope to build on their 3-2 start. The Senators are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 7.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with three goals, Erik Karlsson has five assists and Ryan Dzingel has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 15 goals on 132 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has allowed five goals on 25 shots. The Ottawa Senators aren’t going to win many games if these defensive struggles continue, as they've allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
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The Vancouver Canucks look to remain unbeaten on their home ice and build on a solid 4-1-1 record. The Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Henrik Sedin leads Vancouver with three goals, Brandon Sutter has four assists and Daniel Sedin has 15 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up eight goals on 104 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed four goals on 62 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have outscored opponents 10-6 in their first four home games.
The Senators are 9-20 in their last 29 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 6-0 in their last 6 home games. The Senators are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Vancouver Canucks have rolled off four home victories this season and are playing terrific hockey on the defensive side. The Canucks have now won six straight at home overall and are catching an Ottawa team that still has trouble on the road. You have to ride the hot hand in hockey and it's not much hotter than the Canucks at home right now. Give me Vancouver and the cheap price.