Arizona Coyotes vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/3/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (22-31-10) at Arizona Coyotes (19-34-10)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -130 / Ottawa Senators +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The Ottawa Senators look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 19 goals, Erik Karlsson has 38 assists and Mike Hoffman has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 139 goals on 1,402 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 65 goals on 650 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in each of their last seven games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 17 goals, Derek Stepan has 28 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 63 goals on 587 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 85 goals on 1,106 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Senators are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 16-36 in their last 52 overall. The Coyotes are 6-16 in their last 22 Saturday games, 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 19-45 in their last 64 overall. The over is 5-2 in Coyotes last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and the over is 8-3 in Senators last 11 overall.
The Ottawa Senators have won back-to-back games just five times since November 16, and they've had little to no success playing on the end of a back to back this season. The Arizona Coyotes are a young club that's finding their way as of late and playing with some confidence during their best stretch of the season. Who knows how long things will continue for the Coyotes, but beating up on a poor and tired Ottawa club shouldn't be that tough.