Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21

Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21 Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (13-16-2) at Ottawa Senators (9-20-1)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators +149 / Vancouver Canucks -165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Monday night.

The Vancouver Canucks will look to build on a 2-1 win over Edmonton last time out. Brock Boeser leads the Canucks in scoring with 29 points including a team-high 14 goals and 15 assists while J.T. Miller has 26 points with 19 assists and Quinn Hughes has a team-high 22 assists as part of his 24 point tally this season. As a team, Vancouver is averaging 2.7 goals per game coming on 30.8 shots per game with a 20% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.3 goals per game on 33.3 shots per game against with an 80.4 success rate defending the penalty kill this season.

The Ottawa Senators come into this one on a back-to-back following their matchup with Toronto on Sunday night. Heading into Sunday’s action, Thomas Chabot leads Ottawa with 20 points including a team-high 16 assists while Brady Tkachuk’s on 19 points with a team-high 10 goals with a team-high 126 shots on goal this season. Drake Batherson, Tim Stutzle and Josh Norris all have 10 assists for the Senators this season. As a team, Ottawa is averaging 2.6 goals per game on 31.6 shots per game with a 14.3% success rate on the power play while allowing a league-high 4 goals per game on 31.8 shots against per contest with a 73.7% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

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Vancouver is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 3-9 in their last 12 road games while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games overall. Ottawa is 12-39 in their last 51 games playing on no rest and 7-20 in their last 27 Monday games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record.

Realistically, I’m not trying to get behind either of these teams right now with Ottawa on a back-to-back and also not being able to figure out what we’re getting from Vancouver on a game-to-game basis. With that said, I just feel that this is a game where the goaltenders come to play and we end up with a defensive battle. I could easily see a 3-2 game here, so give me the under in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Under 6.5

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

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