Coyotes vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks 3/1/24

Ottawa Senators (25-29-3) vs Arizona Coyotes (23-31-5)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -176 / Arizona Coyotes +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes will play the Ottawa Senators on Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Arizona has lost 14 games in a row, while Ottawa is on a two game losing streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Coyotes vs Senators prediction.

Coyotes Preview

The Arizona Coyotes are 23-31-5 this year after they lost to Toronto by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Arizona cut the deficit to 3-2 in the third period, but allowed an empty net goal with a minute left in the game for the loss. The Coyotes out shot Toronto by a total of 32-26 and went 1-1 on the penalty kill in the game. Arizona has lost 14 games in a row and they have allowed at least four goals in 11 of them. The Coyotes are scoring 2.86 goals per game and they are allowing 3.31 goals against per game, while going 21.7% on the power play and 78% on the penalty kill. Clayton Keller (day to day) has led Arizona with 22 goals, 30 assists, and 165 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Arizona is Karel Vejmelka, who is 6-15-2 this season with a 3.62 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. 

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 25-29-3 this season after they lost to Nashville by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Ottawa cut the deficit to 2-1 in the first period, but allowed the last two goals in the game for the loss. The Senators were out shot by a total of 36-25 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Ottawa lost to Washington by a score of 6-3 in the game prior to Nashville, but did beat Vegas and Dallas before that. The Senators are scoring 3.30 goals per game and they are allowing 3.56 goals against per game, while going 16.6% on the power play and 73.7% on the penalty kill. Tim Stutzle has led Ottawa with 14 goals, 40 assists, and 148 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Anton Forsberg, who is 11-9-0 this year with a 3.25 goals against average and a .889 save percentage. 

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Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded an assist in each of the Senators' last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Joshua Norris has scored at least one goal in each of his four previous appearances against the Coyotes.
  • Joshua Norris has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances against Central Division opponents at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Ridly Greig ranks 1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+18) this season.

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Clayton Keller has scored a goal in each of the Coyotes' last three games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Alexander Kerfoot has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances against the Senators.
  • Alexander Kerfoot has recorded a point in each of his last four appearances against the Senators.
  • Michael Carcone ranks 1st amongst qualified Central Division players for shooting percentage (20.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators rank 31st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (73.68%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.56).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 26th in the league for goals per game this season (2.85).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 31st in the league for Period 3 goals scored per game this season (0.78).

Coyotes vs Senators Betting Prediction

Arizona comes into this matchup on a 14 game losing streak and they continue to play very poor defensively. The Coyotes have allowed at least four goals in 11 of their last 14 games and they will be on back to back here. Ottawa has been very inconsistent all season long, but they are 17-13-2 at home this year. The Senators are the much better offensive team in this matchup and I can’t back this Arizona team until I see better defense. Take the Senators -1.5 in this game. 

David’s Pick Senators -1.5

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