Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/28/21

Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/28/21 Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (1-5-1) at Vancouver Canucks (4-5)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

The Line: Vancouver Canucks -148 / Ottawa Senators +128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Ottawa Senators need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Tierney leads Ottawa with three goals, Nikita Zaitsev has five assists and Brady Tkachuk has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 73.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 21 goals on 152 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed five goals on 40 shots.

The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with five goals, Quinn Hughes has six assists and Elias Pettersson has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4.3 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 15 goals on 134 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 17 goals on 155 shots.

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The Senators are 16-40 in their last 56 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-39 in their last 54 overall. The Canucks are 9-24 in their last 33 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 9-4 in Senators last 13 overall. The over is 5-0 in Canucks last 5 overall. The Senators are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Vancouver and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

The Ottawa Senators are just a bad hockey team right now that's getting harder and harder to back, and they've scored one or less goals in three of their last four games. I have nothing to do with the Senators right now. The Vancouver Canucks have been hit or miss up to this point, but they've been a lot better than the Senators and have now won six of the last seven meetings against the Senators. Give me the Canucks again.

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Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks -148

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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