Ottawa Senators (1-3-1) at Vancouver Canucks (2-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -150 / Ottawa Senators +130 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Tierney leads Ottawa with three goals, Nikita Zaitsev has five assists and Brady Tkachuk has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 14 goals on 117 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed five goals on 40 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with five goals, Quinn Hughes has six assists and Brock Boeser has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4.7 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 15 goals on 134 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 16 goals on 119 shots.
The Senators are 11-42 in their last 53 road games and 15-38 in their last 53 overall. The Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 30-12 in Senators last 42 Monday games. The over is 4-0 in Canucks last 4 overall. The Senators are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Vancouver and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
As the season plays out, the Ottawa Senators are looking more and more like the team from last season. The Senators defense has struggled up to this point and the offense lacks the firepower to scare opponents. The downside here is the Vancouver Canucks haven't been much better and their defense has been arguably the worst in the league. I'm not trying to back either of these clubs, and I'm not laying juice with the Canucks. Give me the over six goals, as neither club can get stops.