Ottawa Senators vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (-110) Coyotes (-110)
The Arizona Coyotes (15-35-4) host the Ottawa Senators (19-29-5) at Gila River Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Ottawa at -110 while Arizona is coming in at -110. The total is 6.
The Ottawa Senators will look for better times on the ice after their 3-0 loss to the Panthers in their last outing. Ottawa accrued 23 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Senators had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they weren't able to score on any of the 18 shots they tried.
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The Senators have had 1,797 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. When playing at even strength, the Senators have surrendered 136 goals while getting 110 when they are on offense. Ottawa Senators opponents have recorded 169 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those attempts. For the season, the have a total of 43 points and their points % is .406. Ottawa has tried 1,571 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. In reference to their scoring, the Ottawa Senators have racked up 136 goals (27th in hockey) on the year and have given up 168. Ottawa has compiled 162 power play chances and they have notched 26 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 16.05%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Matt Murray. Murray has played in 245 matchups during his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 132-77-22 and he was named the starter in 237 games. Opponents have been able to score 636 goals against Murray in his career and his goals against average is 2.75. Murray has seen 7,224 shots taken against him and he has 6,588 saves. His save percentage currently is .912 for his 13,894 minutes in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Murray is sitting with 125 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .527.
Their last time out, Arizona faced off against the Avalanche in an outing where the Coyotes ended up with the victory by a final score of 2-1. The Coyotes had 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
Arizona has attempted 1,403 shots (32nd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.77%, while allowing the opposition 1,876 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 73.84% on their oppositions 172 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have earned 138 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 11.59%. The Coyotes have scored 107 goals at even strength and 16 goals (32nd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 192 goals to be scored by of a combination of 147 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have accounted for 123 goals, 34 points, in addition to a points percentage of .315.
For the opposition you will find Karel Vejmelka in goal. He has recorded 934 stops out of 1,034 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .903. Vejmelka is the owner of a lifetime record of 8-21-1 and has been in goal for 32 games. He has started in 30 games and his ice time sits at 1,753 minutes. Vejmelka's rate of quality starts comes out to 46.7% and he has 14 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 3.42 goals per game and he has yielded 100 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (-110)
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