The Ottawa Senators are in British Columbia for a Tuesday night date with the Vancouver Canucks. The Senators opened a quick stay on the west coast with a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken last night.
That’s a bad loss for the Senators. There aren’t many positives and good wins to find in a 28-41-7 season, but the Senators expect to beat the expansion team.
They were coming off a hard-fought 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. The Senators didn’t have much energy left for the Kraken on Monday. It was a sandwich game for the Senators.
On either side are the Maple Leafs and Canucks. Look for the Senators to have more motivation in Vancouver tonight. They aren’t without a good win recently.
The Canucks are coming off an outing last night as well. As they try to do their best to complete an epic turnaround this season, the Canucks are on a six-game winning streak.
Vancouver is most recently on the heels of a 6-2 win over the Dallas Stars at home. It’s another complete team effort for a team with Bruce Boudreau behind the bench.
The Canucks were dead in the water, but then Travis Green was rightfully fired, and Boudreau has brought this team back to life.
"We gotta have the same mindset as any of these last couple games. Every game matters, every point matters so we can’t think it’s gonna be easier today."
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) April 19, 2022
It will be interesting to see if Boudreau is back after signing a short deal in Vancouver. They will be interested in re-signing him, but it will come down to dollars and cents. Amid a playoff race at the moment, he would have a big bargaining chip if the Canucks make it.
Head below for our free Senators vs. Canucks prediction on April 19, 2022.
Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks Live Betting Odds:
|Ottawa Senators||+1.5 (-120)||-+210||Over 6.5 (-125)|
|Vancouver Canucks||-1.5 (+100)||-250||Under 6.5 (+105)|
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|125% up to $2,500|
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|Team Data||Ottawa Senators||Vancouver Canucks|
|Goals Per Game||2.70||2.99|
|Goals Against Per Game||3.24||2.76|
|Shots Per Game||30.04||32.01|
|Shots Against Per Game||33.11||31.82|
Senators vs. Canucks Prediction:
The Senators and Canucks is going to be a battle of the backups between the pipes. With both teams on a back-to-back Tuesday night, they are putting their starting netminders on the bench.
23-year-old Filip Gustavsson will make his 16th appearance this season. He hasn’t been at his best and needs to impress to close out the year for his confidence.
Gustavsson hasn’t done much impressing this season. Entering Tuesday night, he owns a 3.78 GAA, and 0.886 save percentage.
He’s allowed at least 3 goals in eight of his previous nine attempts. This likely isn’t going to go well for him against the Canucks.
Vancouver is on fire as of late with 4.2 goals per game in their last ten games. As a favorite this season, they’ve put in 3.67 goals a game.
In their first and only meeting ij 2021-22, the Canucks scored 6 goals in a 6-2 win. This was one of 15 starts for Gustavsson. He was torched for 6 goals, and a 0.829 save percentage.
Ottawa Senators vs. Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends:
- 5-1 overall in thier previous six games versus a losing record
- 4-13 overall in their previous 17 games versus the Pacific Division
- OVER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games versus the Western Conference
- OVER is 5-1 in their previous six games versus a team with a losing record
- OVER is 3-0-1 in their previous four games after scoring 2 or fewer goals
- 6-0 overall in their previous six games
- 5-0 overall in their previous five games after a win
- OVER is 13-3-2 in their previous 17 games as a betting favorite
- OVER is 9-1-2 in thier previous 12 games after scoring 5 or more goals
- OVER is 7-3 in their previous ten games versus the Eastern Conference
Thatcher Demko is getting the night off, while backup Jaroslav Halak is the confirmed starter. Halak holds a 3.01 GAA, and 0.899 save percentage in 16 games.
Demko has taken over in the crease, so Halak hasn’t had many opportunities. It’s certainly a drop off from his last three seasons in Boston.
Halak had a 2.34, 2.39, and 2.53 GAA in the last three years. The Canucks believed Halak was going to play a big role this season, but he’s been in the shadow of Demko.
The Sens’ offense has been working recently. They’ve scored 3.5 goals per game in their previous ten attempts, with at least 3 goals in four of their last five.
I’m pointing towards the OVER in what should be a high-scoring final score in Vancouver at Rogers Arena tonight.