The Arizona Coyotes (18-36-4) play the fourth contest of a five-game East Coast road trip against the Ottawa Senators (21-32-5) at the Canadian Tire Centre Monday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Coyotes vs. Senators odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Coyotes have come alive lately and have won four of their last five games while rolling up 24 goals across the win four victories. That includes an 8-5 victory in Arizona against the Senators March 5.
The Senators saw a modest two-game win streak snapped Saturday when the visiting Chicago Blackhawks doubled them up 6-3. The Sens have posted a 2-6-1 record in the past nine games at CTC, averaging just 1.89 goals per game during the stretch.
Coyotes at Senators odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Coyotes +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Senators -170 (bet $170 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Coyotes +1.5 (-190) | Senators -1.5 (+145)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)
Coyotes at Senators projected goalies
Scott Wedgewood (9-13-3, 3.17 GAA, .906 SV%) vs. Filip Gustavsson (3-9-1, 3.66 GAA, .896 SV%)
Wedgewood was the backstop in the first meeting with the Senators on March 5. He allowed 5 goals on 46 shots to pick up the victory as he received 8 goals of offensive support.
Gustavsson has dropped six consecutive starts, with his last victory coming Nov. 13 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has allowed 3 or more goals in six of his past seven outings.
Coyotes at Senators odds, lines, picks and predictions
Coyotes 5, Senators 3
The COYOTES (+135) don’t win very many games on the road, but they’re a tremendous value here.
Arizona has been red-hot lately, which isn’t something you get to say very often. It will stay hot and pick up the victory against a Senators side which has no business being favored by this much against anybody.
Against the spread
The Coyotes +1.5 (-190) will cost you nearly two times your potential return. That’s just way too expensive, and they’re a much better play straight up.
The OVER 5.5 (-125) is the best play on the board in this battle between cellar dwellers. These teams combined for 13 total goals in Arizona March 5, more than doubling the total of 5.5 goals in the first meeting.
The Over has hit in the past two for the Sens, with Ottawa averaging 3.7 goals per game in the previous three outings. The Over is 3-1 in the previous four contests for Arizona, with the offense averaging a gaudy 6.0 GPG during the stretch.
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