The Ottawa Senators (11-15-0) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (15-13-2) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe. The Coyotes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Ottawa Senators vs Arizona Coyotes
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they head into their game vs. the Coyotes, the Senators have a 11-15-0 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 8-9-0, and they have 3-6-0 mark on the road. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa’s average scoring margin this season is .0 leading to an overall puck line record of 13-13. Their scoring margin at home is .0 and -0.1 on the road.
After suffering a 6-3 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Senators are looking to bounce back today. In the first period against the Golden Knights, the Senators scored two goals, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. Out of Ottawa’s three goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 25 shots on goal and had two giveaways.
As the underdog, Ottawa suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win
In their 30 games, the Coyotes have a 15-13-2 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 10-5-0 record, and their record on the road is 5-8-2. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. Arizona’s average scoring difference this season sits at +.2, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 15-15. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +1.0, and on the road, it is -0.5.
The Coyotes most recently faced the Sabres at home and achieved a 2-0 win. The first period saw the Coyotes being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Arizona managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 22 shots on goal and committed 14 turnovers.
Going into the game, Arizona was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 2 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. So far this year, the Senators are 8-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 3-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.
For the season, the over/under record of the Senators’ stands at 13-10-3. They have had 16 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. Arizona’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 26th in the NHL.
The Coyotes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 16-13-1. Over the course of last season, they had 40 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 6.4 per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
The Senators defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 21st with 1 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
Defensively, the Coyotes come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Senators vs Coyotes Trends
- Although Ottawa has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
- Although Arizona has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-4. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-4.
- The last ten games that Ottawa was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 3-7 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Coyotes to defeat the Senators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -106, I’m placing a wager on the Coyotes to win outright.
Our projections have the Coyotes pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Coyotes, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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