Senators vs. Canucks Prediction - NHL Picks 1/2/24

Vancouver Canucks (23-10-3) vs Ottawa Senators (14-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -200 / Ottawa Senators +162 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this all-Canadian matchup? Let’s find out with our Senators vs. Canucks Prediction.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this one looking to build on a 5-1 win over Buffalo last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 33 points including a team-high 26 assists along with 7 goals. Claude Giroux has 29 points with 9 goals and 20 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 26 points with a team-high 16 goals. Drake Batherson has 29 points with 14 goals and 15 assists and Jakob Chychrun also has 25 points with 18 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 7-12 with a 3.66 GAA and an .890 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 7-6 with a 3.11 GAA and an .890 save percentage in goal for the Senators.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won three of the Senators' last four games at Rogers Arena.
  • The Senators have failed to cover the puck line in eight of their last 10 games at Rogers Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Senators' last eight games.
  • The favorites have won the first period in each of the Senators' last four games.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks come into this game looking to rebound from a 4-1 loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers last time out. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 48 points including 15 goals and 33 assists while Quinn Hughes has 45 points with 10 goals and a team-high 35 assists. Elias Pettersson’s added 43 points with 30 assists and Brock Boeser’s chipped in 38 points with a team-high 24 goals of his own. Filip Hronek’s added 29 points with 27 assists as well for the Canucks this season. Thatcher Demko’s gone 17-7-1 with a 2.46 GAA and a .917 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 6-3-2 with a 2.58 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won each of their last seven games following a loss.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in each of their last 11 games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Canucks have won the third period in eight of their last nine games as home favorites following a home loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last seven games as home favorites against the Senators.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vancouver Canucks rank 1st in the league for goals per game this season (3.78).
  • The Vancouver Canucks are the only team in the league to rank top 5 for both goals for and goals against per game this season.
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (72.07%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 28th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.50).

Senators vs. Canucks Prediction

I’m backing the Canucks at home. Ottawa has done a good job recouping some wins since their recent coaching change, but it usually wears off at some point and the Senators just have not been a good team to back on the road this season. Vancouver’s been one of the strongest home teams in the NHL over the course of the season and I think they bag another win at home in this one. Give me Vancouver.

Chris’s Pick Vancouver -200

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