Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Dec 01, 2021

It's a battle of the bottom feeders in the NHL standings on Wednesday night when the Ottawa Senators host the Vancouver Canucks.

Vancouver
18-18-1-3
AT
December 01, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
11-20-2
Puckline -1.5 +182
Moneyline -126
Over / Under o +5.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

Puckline +1.5 -219
Moneyline +104
Over / Under u +5.5

59%

Betting Action

41%

The Senators are looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The Canucks enter the game as -125 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 5.5 goals.

Canucks vs. Senators NHL Betting Odds

There are six games on the docket for Wednesday night with the Canucks and Senators being the lone Canadian matchup. This is the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season with the next meeting coming on January 8.

Last season, these two teams played nine times as they were in the same division. The Canucks won six of those nine contests. Recall, the Senators and Canucks, played a four-game series to close out the 2020-21 season. The Senators were able to win three of the four games including, two games on home ice. Ottawa has Vancouver’s number based on history.

The home team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. In addition, the under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks were able to snap their four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win Monday night against Montreal. Elias Pettersson recorded his fourth goal of the season. In addition, Conor Garland tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the season to win the game for Vancouver. Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller each picked up assists in the contests. Miller continues to lead the Canucks in points with 20 with Hughes right behind with 16 points. However, the Canucks are still only averaging 2.26 goals per game. Should be Thatcher Demko again for this one and he has a record of 7-10-1 with 2.96 GAA and .906 SV.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators are returning home from their West Coast road trip, where they went 0-4, looking for a win. History says teams returning from a long road trip usually fail their first game back. This is Ottawa’s first game since assigning Matt Murray to Bellville of the AHL. The Senators are a bad hockey team all around. Offensively the Senators rank 27th in the league scoring, averaging 2.42 goals per game. Josh Norris and Drake Batherson have combined for 15 goals and 14 assists. Defensively, the Sens are not much as they give up an average of 3.84 goals per game. That ranks dead last in the NHL.

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