Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/27/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (34-22-6) at Ottawa Senators (21-31-12)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators +144 / Vancouver Canucks -160 --- Over/Under: 6.5

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The Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Vancouver Canucks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 25 goals, Quinn Hughes has 42 assists and Tanner Pearson has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 117 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 59 goals on 627 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.

The Ottawa Senators need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 28 assists and Anthony Duclair has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 83 goals on 839 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 60 goals on 651 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 18 games.

The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games, 8-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite and 13-4 in their last 17 games following a win. The Senators are 18-41 in their last 59 games as an underdog, 4-10 in their last 14 games as a home underdog and 35-76 in their last 111 overall. The over is 4-0 in Canucks last 4 overall. The under is 9-4 in Senators last 13 overall. The Canucks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks have won four straight games against the Senators and have outscored them 19-9 during that span. The Ottawa Senators continue to pile up the losses left and right and remain unbackable when you consider they're the second least profitable team in the sport. Only the Detroit Red Wings have lost more money this season for bettors than the Ottawa Senators. The Vancouver Canucks should continue their recent dominance over the Senators and this price seems like a steal. 

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Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks -160

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