Vancouver Canucks at Ottawa Senators - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks at Ottawa Senators - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

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

Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +149 / Vancouver Canucks -165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 14 goals, Quinn Hughes has 22 assists and Elias Pettersson has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 39 goals on 366 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up 55 goals on 663 shots.

The Ottawa Senators need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 10 goals, Thomas Chabot has 16 assists and Drake Batherson has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing four goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 73 goals on 608 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.  

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The Canucks are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 18-45 in their last 63 overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Canucks last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The Canucks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks are not only playing the better hockey, but they've won all three meetings against the Senators this season by a combined score of 16-3. The Ottawa Senators haven't been able to string together wins all season long and I don't want to back this club on the end of a back to back. The only spot for me to go here is to side with the Canucks, and I'll take the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks -1.5

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