Vancouver Canucks (19-20-3) at Ottawa Senators (18-27-4)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +105 / Vancouver Canucks -125 --- 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 Wednesday evening.
The Vancouver Canucks will look to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their last matchup. Brock Boeser leads the Canucks in scoring with 37 points including a team-high 17 goals and 20 assists while J.T. Miller has 10 goals and 23 assists and Bo Horvat has 16 goals and 16 assists for his 32 points this season. Quinn Hughes also has 32 points with a team-high 29 assists on the year and Elias Pettersson’s chipped in 21 points with 10 goals and 11 assists this season. As a team, Vancouver is averaging 2.6 goals on 30 shots with a 19.5% success rate while allowing 3.1 goals on 33.5 shots with a 78.3% success rate on the PK this season.
The Ottawa Senators will try to build on their win over the Canucks last time out. Brady Tkachuk leads the Senators with 32 points including 15 goals and 17 assists while Josh Norris and Drake Batherson each have 31 points with Norris logging 14 goals with 17 assists and Batherson sharing the team-high with 17 goals on the year. Connor Brown also has 17 goals while Thomas Chabot leads the Sens with 24 assists this season. As a team, Ottawa is averaging 2.7 goals on 30.3 shots with a 16.8% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.5 goals on 32.2 shots with a 78.1% success rate on the PK this season.
Vancouver is 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Ottawa is 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 27-55 in their last 82 games overall while the under is 8-1-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Ottawa.
I think you’re splitting hairs when it comes to picking a winner here as Vancouver’s the better team in need of wins but the Sens have relished playing spoiler lately. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. This line just feels suspiciously low and the total feels like the safer play in a game I think reaches 5 goals max so give me the under here.