Senators vs. Coyotes - 1/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (17-25-6) at Ottawa Senators (19-19-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -155 / Arizona Coyotes +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Ottawa Sentators meet Saturday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Arizona Coyotes have lost seven of their last eight games and continue their lengthy road trip. The Coyotes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mikkel Boedker leads Arizona with 14 goals, Antoine Vermette has 20 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 561 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 106 goals on 952 shots.
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The Ottawa Sentators continue to drop in the standings with losses in seven of their last 10 games. The Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Sentators have scored two power play goals in their last five games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 16 goals, Erik Karlsson has 22 assists and Clarke MacArthur has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Craig Anderson has allowed 73 goals on 999 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 50 goals on 500 shots.
The Coyotes are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 3-10 in their last 13 Saturday games and 16-37 in their last 53 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa and 4-11 in the last 15 meetings overall.
This is one of those games that you're better off avoiding with both teams playin so lousy. However, for the sake of the article, I'm backing the Senators simply because they're at home.