Ottawa Senators at Arizona Coyotes - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Ottawa Senators at Arizona Coyotes - 3/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (15-35-4) vs Ottawa Senators (19-29-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes -110 / Ottawa Senators -112 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Arizona Coyotes host the Ottawa Senators in Saturday NHL Action

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 19-29-5. Through 53 games, the Senators are 6th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 137 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.17 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 1st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 22nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Arizona Coyotes get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 15-35-4. This mark places them 8th in the Central division. Through 54 games, the Coyotes have scored 124 goals, giving them an average of 2.28. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, Arizona is the 27th ranked unit, giving up 3.56 goals per contest. So far, the Coyotes have played the 3rd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Arizona's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 31st in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Brady Tkachuk. In his team's 53 games, he has come up with 17 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.6%.However, when on the ice, the Senators are -2 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game. In his 25 games played, he has turned in 14 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 54 games, the Arizona Coyotes' goal and overall scoring leader is Clayton Keller, with 47 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.9%. So far, 14% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Phil Kessel, who has 27 assists to go along with his 6 goals. However, when on the ice, the Coyotes are -14 in scoring differential. Arizona's top goalie is Karel Vejmelka, who is giving up an average of 3.42 goals per game. In his 32 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 47% percent of the time.

In Ottawa's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 29-20. So far, the Senators have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 14 of their 23 road games. On the other side, the Coyotes have an average scoring differential of -1.33 goals per game. These struggles have also taken place at home, losing games by an average of -1.44 goals per contest. Look for the Senators to get back on track with a win over the Coyotes.

 

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Joe’s Pick Senators -112

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