Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators 04/26/2021 Hockey Betting, Previews & Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators 04/26/2021 – For the third straight time, the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators will battle each other on ice. After splitting the first two games in Vancouver, the teams will now swap places as the Senators are set to host the Canucks inside the Canadian Tire Centre for another pair of games starting Monday. The Canucks rebounded strong by pulling off a 4-2 victory at home on Thursday after being shut out two days prior. In form, the team may be joining Ottawa as the two bottom teams in the North division; but in substance, every game still has playoff implications for the Canucks, who still have 15 games in their schedule while the majority of the teams in the league has less than 10 assignments to play. The stakes are higher for Vancouver, thus it is justifiable for top online sportsbooks to tag them favorites on the road for Monday’s game with a -138 price in the Moneyline market; the home team is priced +115 as underdogs.
Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators 04/26/2021
When: Monday, April 26, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
TV: TSN5 | RDS | SNP
Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators 04/26/2021 Betting Odds:
The forced stoppage of play due to health and safety protocols has kept the Canucks stale in the North division joust while all but one of their rivals collect respective wins that have left them at the bottom of the race. In their return to play after spending nearly a month outside the ice hockey rink, skeptics had expected Vancouver to be rusty. But in odd fashion, it appears that the extended off may just be a blessing in disguise as the Canucks have recorded wins in three of their last four games since March 24. As manifested in their recent performances, the Canucks are employing a one-game-at-a-time approach. While the rest of the teams in the NHL are scrambling in the homestretch of their respective regular-season bids, Vancouver is being patient. They may be delayed in schedule, but for them, having the right winning mentality and attitude, not how fast they can get to the destination, is what will bring them success.
Players to watch: B. Boeser RW (G 17 A 20 PTS 37), J.T. Miller C (G 10 A 23 PTS 33), Q. Hughes D (G 3 A 29 PTS 32).
The Senators had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Canucks on Saturday, but the team does not seem to be totally unhappy with the outcome. In fact, the dressing room was characterized as being in a comic mood as the team tries to make light of their current situation that has been marred by a series of injuries to its key players. With just eight games to play, the Senators are simply looking to enjoy the rest of the regular season. But that does not mean that they will just give the two games away to the Canucks. After all, the team has a responsibility to be at their best, at least effort-wise, especially in games where they are expected to protect home ice.
Players to watch: B. Tkachuk LW (G 15 A 15 PTS 30), D. Batherson RW (G 16 A 14 PTS 30), J. Norris C (G 13 A 17 PTS 30).
Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Vancouver’s last 18 games.
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Canucks vs Senators Betting Picks
The Senators are undermanned but unbowed. Ottawa will put up respectable numbers on Monday night, showing that they are still determined to compete. But while their effort is to be hailed, it will still not be enough to topple the visiting Canucks, who have more crucial business in mind. Back Vancouver to live up to its tag as being favored to win in the NHL odds today. It will not be an easy game for the visitors, but their will to keep their season hopes alive will get them through the tough task.
Score Prediction: Canucks 3, Senators 2.