Senators vs Canucks 01/27/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends
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The Vancouver Canucks improved to 5-1 in their last six games against the Ottawa Senators with a 7-1 win on Monday night. The Canucks will try to continue their success against the Senators with another win against them on Wednesday night.
Vancouver is going off as a -155 home favourite on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Senators will be trying to snap a five-game losing streak as +135 underdogs.
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Brandon Sutter led the offensive onslaught on Monday night with a hat trick while Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist and Bo Horvat recorded two assists. Thatcher Demko stopped 35 of the 36 shots that he faced for his first win of the season and a much-needed step in the right direction. This was exactly the type of effort that the Canucks needed on both ends of the ice; now they’ll try to do it again on Wednesday.
The Canucks are 10-5 in their last 15 games as a betting favourite at home per the OddsShark NHL Database. Monday’s game against Ottawa was Vancouver’s first instance as a home favourite this season.
Ottawa was hoping that former Pittsburgh Penguins starter Matt Murray could help the Senators shore up their goaltending this season and beyond. Murray has time to grow with this young team at just 26 years old, but his first five starts have left plenty to be desired with a 1-3-1 record, a 4.47 goals against average, and an .862 save percentage. These struggles are of course also indicative of Ottawa’s poor play in the defensive zone. The Senators have been outscored 17-5 over their last three games.
Wednesday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online betting sites. The OVER is 5-0 in Vancouver’s last five games.
Vancouver gets two more cracks at the Senators with this game on Wednesday night and another scheduled for Thursday night. The back-to-back format should mean that both Demko and Braden Holtby get starts over the next two nights. A couple of strong showings would be great to build some momentum with a tough slate in February right around the corner for the Canucks.
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