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Canucks vs. Sens on Thursday slate

The Vancouver Canucks and the Ottawa Senators will be meeting for the first time since December 2011 on Thursday night as the Canadian clubs hit the ice together in NHL odds action.

The Canucks won that December 2011 matchup by a score of 4-1 as road favorites in Ottawa, improving them to 9-1 in their last 10 games against the Senators dating back to 2005. The OVER/UNDER has gone 4-6 over their 10 most recent meetings.

Ottawa battles the Canucks, currently with a 12-9-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-11 for the Senators and 7-14-5 for the Canucks.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one found them earlier as 105 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Senators and the No. 17-rated Canucks in this matchup.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 3-2 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Capitals on November 27. Bettors who backed the Senators at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 10-ranked offense (2.96 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 20.93% rate while the Canucks have a 89.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at New York, Saturday, November 30th
Ottawa home to Detroit, Sunday, December 1st