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Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators - 10/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ottawa Senators (0-0-2) at Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

The Line: Vancouver Canucks -105 / Ottawa Senators -118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.

The Ottawa Senators are still looking for their first win of the season after a 0-0-2 start. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with two goals, Derick Brassard has two assists and Dion Phaneuf has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up five goals on 58 shots faced. The Ottawa Senators have allowed two or more goals in 13 of their last 17 games. 

Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators - 10/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Vancouver Canucks look for another victory after winning their season debut over the Edmonton Oilers. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with two goals, Ben Hutton has one assist and Brandon Sutter has three shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing two goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up two goals on 35 shots faced. The Vancouver Canucks hope to start the year 2-0 for the third time in the last four years.

The Senators are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 26-11 in their last 37 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 2-14 in their last 16 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-21 in their last 27 overall. The Senators are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Vancouver, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Ottawa has won five of the last seven meetings against Vancouver, but the Senators haven't been able to finish either of its first two games this season and now make their road debut. The Canucks looked good in their first game and should be able to get some good looks on the offensive end. I like the trend of the Senators falling short in their third straight game. 

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