Ottawa Senators vs. Arizona Coyotes - 10/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (3-3-1) at Ottawa Senators (3-2-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -162 / Arizona Coyotes +146 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a big road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 10.3 percent of their power plays. Anthony Duclair leads Arizona with five goals, Max Domi has five assists and Tobias Rieder has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 16 goals on 218 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up one goal on seven shots. Smith has allowed three or more goals in six of his last 10 outings. Antoine Vermette is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Ottawa Senators look for their first home victory to snap a three-game skid. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with four goals, Mike Hoffman has four assists and Milan Michalek has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 13 goals on 170 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up four goals on 32 shots. Anderson has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings. Mike Hoffman is questionable with a lower-body injury.
The Coyotes are 21-45 in their last 66 road games and 6-20 in their last 26 Saturday games. The Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Ottawa and 4-12 in the last 16 meetings overall.
Ottawa is too good of a team to lose four straight and remain winlss on its home ice. Arizona has had little success against the Senators in the past, so I like Ottawa to get the job done here.