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Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators prediction 1-2-24 NHL Picks

Vancouver Canucks (23-10-3) vs Ottawa Senators (14-18)
2024-01-02 22:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -200 / Ottawa Senators +162 --- Over/Under: 6.5
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The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks face off on Tuesday in an NHL showdown at Rogers Arena.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Senators vs Canucks prediction.

Senators Look to Build on Last Win

The Senators have had some major issues this season, but they are coming off a victory in the last game. The Senators faced off against the Buffalo Sabres and they scored five goals on the way to the four goal victory. Anton Forsberg started in goal and he was light out saving 45 of the 46 shots that he faced. The Senators are averaging 3.44 goals while their defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game. The offense is ranked 9th and they are going to need to be good here. Tim Stützle has scored seven goals and added 26 assists. 

Canucks Look to Bounce Back

The Canucks have played pretty well this season, but they are coming off a loss in the last game against the Flyers. Case De Smith started in goal and he was awful saving 21 of the 25 shots that faced. The Canucks have had a strong season and they are averaging 3.77 goals per game while their defense is giving up 2.55 goals per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the defense is ranked 3rd. J.T. Miller has scored 15 goals and added 33 assists so far this season. In this game the Canucks look like the better team on apper and they are going to need to get the offense going early.

Senators vs Canucks Betting Prediction

The Canucks struggled in the last game, but don’t let that fool you, they are much better in this game. Their defense overall is averaging 2.55 goals per game and they are going to get back on the right track here. The Senators defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game and they are going to really struggle with the defense in this game. The Canucks are going to have little issues getting the job done here. Back the Canucks on the money line. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Canucks ML

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