Canucks vs Senators Prediction - NHL Picks 11/9/23

Ottawa Senators (4-6) vs Vancouver Canucks (9-2-1)

Game Info: Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -111 / Vancouver Canucks -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at the Canadien Tire Centre. 

Canucks Look for Another Big Win

The Canucks aren’t getting a ton of attention, but they come into this game with a 9-2-1 record overall. In the last game against the Ottawa Senators, the offense was strong scoring six goals and that was enough for the four goal victory. Quinn Hughes had a strong game, scoring one goal and adding three assists. The Canucks are averaging 4.5 goals while their defense is giving up 2.0 goals per game. The offense is the best in the NHL while the defense is ranked 2nd. 

Canucks Betting Trends

  • The Canucks have won seven of their last eight games.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in each of their last nine games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last eight games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have lost the first period in each of their last four games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.

What an awful start for the Ottawa Senators

Heading into Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Senators sit with a 4-6-0 record. On Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Senators scored four goals but the defense gave up six goals and that led to the two goal defeat. Ottawa on the season is averaging 3.8 goals while their defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game. Anton Forsberg is expected to start in goal and he comes into this game with a 2-2-0 record, and he is giving up 3.42 goals per game. 

Senators Betting Trends

  • he underdogs have won five of the last six games between the Canucks and Senators.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in 11 of the last 12 games between the Canucks and Senators at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The Senators have lost the second period in each of their last six night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in each of the Senators' last 10 night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 3rd in the league for goals per game this season (4.00).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 2nd in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (1.73).
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks 1st in the league for goals per game this season (4.50).
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.00).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Canucks are going to have very little issues in this game. The Senators are giving up 3.5 goals per game and they are going to really struggle in this game. The Canucks are giving up 2.0 goals per game and they are going to really lockdown in this game. Look for a 3-1 or 4-1 type of game and this is going to be the easy victory. Back the Canucks on the puck line to cash here. 

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

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