Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/22/21

Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/22/21 Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (16-26-4) at Vancouver Canucks (18-18-3)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

The Line: Vancouver Canucks -153 / Ottawa Senators +138 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Thursday night.

The Ottawa Senators will look to build on a 4-2 win over Calgary in their last outing. Brady Tkachuk and Josh Norris each have 29 points with Tkachuk logging 15 goals and 14 assists while Norris has 13 goals and 16 assists. Thomas Chabot and Drake Batherson each have 28 points with Chabot logging a team-high 24 assists while Batherson has 15 goals and 13 assists. Connor Brown’s got a team-high 16 goals and Tim Stutzle has 17 assists. As a team, Ottawa is averaging 2.7 goals on 30.6 shots with a 16.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.6 goals on 32.5 shots with a 76.8% success rate killing off penalties this season.

The Vancouver Canucks will try to build on their 6-3 win over Toronto last time out. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver in scoring with 336 points including a team-high 16 goals along with 20 assists while JT Miller and Quinn Hughes each have 31 points with 22 and a team-high 28 assists respectively. Bo Horvat has 16 goals with 14 assists as well while Elias Pettersson has 10 goals and 11 assists. As a team, Vancouver is averaging 2.6 goals on 30 shots with a 19.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 33.9 shots against with a 78.5% success rate on the PK this season.

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Ottawa is 25-54 in their last 79 games overall and 18-57 in their last 75 road games while the under is 2-0-2 in their last 4 games overall. Vancouver is 9-4 in their last 13 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 7-2-1 in their alt 10 home games. Ottawa is 8-21 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams.

I’m not sure why this line is where it is and it feels a bit fishy, but if it’s a trap, I’ll bite. The Canucks have been money since coming back from COVID and the Canucks just took it to Toronto, the best team in the division. Ottawa’s put up a fight in certain spots, but this is just a bad spot for the Senators against the Canucks who are playing really wel right now. I’ll lay the juice with Vancouver in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Vancouver -153

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

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