Looking to win big? The Coyotes and Senators face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Senators are favored by -1.5 against the Coyotes.

ARIZONA COYOTES VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ottawa Senators -1.5

This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 1st.

WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:

  • With the Senators being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Senators.
  • Take the Senators on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Coyotes (+1.5)

Will the Coyotes Exceed Expectations on the Road?

So far this season, the Coyotes have gone 23-31-5, putting them in 7th place in the Central Division and 13th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, they have lost all ten, and they have lost each of their last five games.

On the road, Arizona has gone 8-17-5 this year, and they have lost their last two road games. As the underdog, the Coyotes have gone 13-29-4 this season, and they have been the underdog in 46 of their 59 games.

On the season, the Coyotes have gone 29-30 against the puck line, including going 16-14 on the road. So far, Arizona has 12 wins by multiple goals and 11 wins by just one goal.

Currently, the Coyotes have dropped two straight games vs. the puck line and have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the team has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.

Games involving Arizona have an average of 6.2 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Coyotes come in with a record of 31-24-4.

Although Arizona has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Coyotes have an average of 2.8 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 29th in the league. Arizona’s offense is currently ranked 16th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the league.

Arizona’s leading goal scorer is Clayton Keller. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 48th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Keller has 30 assists this season.

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Karel Vejmelka gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 6-15, and his save percentage is 0.673%.

Pressure Builds for Ottawa as Home Favorites

Through 57 games, the Senators have a record of 25-29-3 and are 15th in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 8th place. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 5-5, and they have lost their last two games.

At home this year, Ottawa has gone 17-13-2 and have won their last two games. As the favorite, the Senators have a record of 14-12-0 and have been favored in 26 of their 57 games.

At home this year, the Senators have a puck line record of 15-17 and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. So far, Ottawa has been the favorite in 26 out of their 57 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 9-17.

Overall, the Senators have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 23 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten home games, Ottawa’s puck line record is 6-4, but their puck line losing streak is at three games.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 30-24-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Senators have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. Ottawa’s offense is currently ranked 22nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the league.

Ottawa will be looking for a good game from Brady Tkachuk who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. Tkachuk also comes into the game with 24 assists.

The Senators defense is currently 29th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 13-19 and he has a save percentage of 0.841%.