Coyotes vs Senators Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (-140) Senators (+127)
Canadian Tire Centre is the venue where Marcus Hogberg and the Ottawa Senators (18-27-11, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (28-23-8, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Coyotes priced at -140 and the Senators are at +127. The O/U has been set at 6. The Coyotes cover 42.6% of the time, having gone 23-31 SU. The Senators cover 32.1% of the time, going 18-38 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes come into this matchup with a record of 28 wins and 23 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 160 goals which ranks 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which puts them at 18th in the NHL. The Coyotes have compiled a total of 64 points, which ranks 18th in the NHL and 8th in the conference. When looking at shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,847 which ranks 3rd in the West and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Arizona currently has a total of 1,090 hits which has them averaging 18.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 716 blocks for the year. In net for Arizona is Antti Raanta from Rauma, Finland. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,467 minutes defending the net for the year. Raanta is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per contest which ranks him 14th among Western Conference goalies and 31st among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 69 goals. He's earned a save % of .915 which ranks him 12th among Western Conference goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 defeat against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last game. The Coyotes could have played much better offensively in the loss. In this outing, they finished 2 out of the 37 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Arizona earned 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 59 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 45.4%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 43, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 44.2%. They took 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 54.2% and they had a PDO of 98.1 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs racked up 41 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Senators are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 18 victories and 27 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the conference and 27th in the league with -39. They have earned a total of 147 goals for the year which puts them at 15th in the East. Ottawa has a save % as a team of .901 which has them sitting 18th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 8.8% which puts them at 13th in the conference. In net for Ottawa is Marcus Hogberg who is having a rough season by giving up 2.93 goals per contest and that places him 22nd among East goalies and 43rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 944 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 46 goals. His save percentage is .912, which places him at 15th among East goalies and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Ottawa Senators faced off against the Colorado Avalanche in an outing where the Senators ended up losing by a final of 3 - 0. For this game, Ottawa earned a 49.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 50 while the opposition had a Corsi of 51. They had a Fenwick percentage of 46.3% by notching a Fenwick of 38 and the Avalanche finishing with a 44 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Ottawa had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 93.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 42.3%. The Senators converted 0 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Avalanche had 5 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Ottawa allowed 36 shots on goal and the Avalanche had a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+127)
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