Senators Looking to Control Coyotes
There is just one NHL game to bet online for Monday night, but it’s actually a pretty interesting matchup. The Arizona Coyotes travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators in a matchup of two with just 87 points between the two of them.
Arizona comes into Monday night with just 40 points, but the Coyotes have actually won four of their last five games. Ottawa has won two of its last five games and has 47 points.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the Ottawa Senators as the betting favorites at -145 on the moneyline.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for Coyotes vs Senators. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Coyotes: Special Teams Woes
The Arizona Coyotes have started to score more goals of late, but they are still struggling in some areas. Arizona has converted on the power play just 12 percent of the time and is killing off just 73 percent of its own penalties. Still, the Coyotes performed admirably well against the Boston Bruins in their last outing, overcaming a 0-2 deficit.
“We obviously stuck with it pretty well,” said Nick Ritchie. “The first period wasn’t as good as we wanted, but we got right back in the game. That was a good hockey game out there tonight.”
Right Winger Clayton Keller has emerged as an offensive star for the Coyotes, and he leads the way with 25 goals and 31 assists. Keller is the future of this franchise, but he is going to need some help on the offensive end.
It’s great that the Coyotes are now scoring some goals, but they remain a struggling defensive team. Arizona is allowing over 3.5 goals per game, and that’s not going to cut it moving forward.
Senators Can’t Stops
The Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game, but they have actually been struggling in that area over the last few weeks. Ottawa gave up eight goals to Arizona in the first meeting this season and needs to control the tempo.
Goaltender Anton Forsberg was supposed to solve a lot of issues for the Senators, but he has gone just 13-11-2. Forsberg should be in the net for this matchup, but he is also going to need some help from his defense.
Brady Tkachuk leads the way for Ottawa with 42 points, but he has gotten plenty of help from his teammates. Center Josh Norris leads the team with 22 goals and Thomas Chabot has registered a team-high 27 assists.
Coyotes vs Senators Head-to-Head
This is just the second meeting of the season between Arizona and Ottawa, and the home team is looking for revenge on Monday night. The Senators suffered an 8-5 loss to the Coyotes earlier this season.
Coyotes vs Senators Name Game Information
- Game: Coyotes (18-36-4) at Senators (21-32-5)
- Location: Canadian Tire Centre
- Day/Time: Monday, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
Coyotes vs Senators Betting Lines
Coyotes vs Senators Prediction
Even though both teams have really struggled, this should be a good matchup and a fun one to watch. Each team has really struggled to score, but this will be a chance to break out.
Arizona has been among the hottest teams in the league of late, but life on the road is never kind in the NHL. Look for Ottawa to take control of this game on Monday night as they find a late goal to pick up the two points.
Head to BetUS sportsbook and take the Ottawa Senators moneyline over the Arizona Coyotes.