- The Arizona Coyotes visit the Ottawa Senators on Monday, March 14th
- The Coyotes are listed as road underdogs in the Monday NHL odds
- Read below for Coyotes vs Senators odds and betting pick
The lone NHL game on Monday, March 14th sees the Arizona Coyotes (18-36-4) take on the Ottawa Senators (21-32-5). The puck drops at 7:30 PM EST at Canadian Tire Center. NHL Network will broadcast the game. Arizona is listed as +123 road underdogs in the Coyotes vs Senators Monday NHL odds. The total is set at 6 for a matchup featuring two of the lowest-scoring teams in the league.
Let’s take a look at the Coyotes vs Senators odds and find the best bet for Monday’s NHL game.
Coyotes vs Senators Odds
|Game Time (EST)||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Monday, Mar. 14||Arizona Coyotes||+1.5 (-200)||O 6 (-107)||+123|
|7:30 PM||Ottawa Senators||-1.5 (+165)||U 6 (-114)||-150|
Odds as of Mar. 13th at Barstool Sportsbook
Canada online sports betting markets list the Senators are +165 on the puck line, while the Coyotes are -200 to keep the game within two goals. Ottawa’s -150 moneyline price means they have a 60% implied probability to win the game.
Surging Yotes Underdogs in Monday NHL Odds
The Coyotes are plus-money underdogs in the Monday NHL odds despite playing their best hockey of the season. Arizona has won four of their past five games entering Monday’s contest. André Tourigny’s team has a 44.8% implied probability of beating the Sens.
Although Arizona has been surging, they are dealing with key injuries. Top defenseman Jakub Chychrun suffered a lower-body injury Saturday against Boston and won’t play Monday. The Coyotes will also be without top-six forward Christian Fischer due to an upper-body injury.
INJURY UPDATE: Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun will not return tonight due to a lower body injury.
— Arizona Coyotes PR (@AZCoyotesPR) March 13, 2022
While the Coyotes rank bottom-10 in offense on the year, they’ve turned things around lately. Arizona has exploded for at least five goals in three of their past four contests. Forward Nick Schmaltz has an impressive five goals and nine assists during a five-game point streak.
Defensively, the Yotes are giving up 3.55 goals per game, which is fifth-worst in the league. While Arizona gives up the second-highest number of shots per game, they do have a reliable goalie. Arizona sports bettors can at least get excited about their young goaltender, Karel Vejmelka (.903 SV%, 3.37 GAA) who is Monday’s projected starting NHL goalie.
Senators Betting Value as Home Favorites
An inconsistent Ottawa team is favored at home against the Coyotes in the Monday NHL odds. The Sens have just two victories in their past eight games entering Monday’s contest. D. J. Smith’s team owns an underwhelming 11-17-2 record at Canadian Tire Center.
The Senators have been slightly better than the Coyotes in several major NHL stats categories. Ottawa is scoring 2.24 goals per contest, while allowing 3.24 goals against per contest. The Sens have a seven-point lead on the Coyotes in the NHL standings.
Final from tonight. pic.twitter.com/T7G2Xloghl
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) March 13, 2022
Ottawa isn’t listed as a betting favorite in the NHL odds very often. Monday’s game against Arizona will mark just the seventh time all year the Sens are favored in a game. Ottawa has a 3-4 record as betting favorites in 2021-22, including a 8-5 loss to Arizona as ML favorites on Mar. 5.
The Sens are led offensively by captain Brady Tkachuk, who has 20 goals and 42 points in 55 contests. The team’s other top performer is blueliner Thomas Chabot, who has 33 points. Netminder Anton Forsberg (.916 SV%, 2.83 GAA) is Monday’s projected starting NHL goalie.
Coyotes vs Senators Pick & Prediction
Although these two teams probably won’t be included in the NHL Playoff picture, we still need to make a pick for Coyotes vs Senators. These two teams played only two weeks ago when the Coyotes won by an 8-5 score. Goaltending was dreadful for the Sens, as they outshot the Yotes 46-31 in the game. Matt Murray started that contest, however, and Ottawa will have their better goalie (Forsberg) for the rematch.
Coyotes vs Senators Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|03/05/2022||ARI 8 – OTT 5||ARI||ARI||Over|
|02/13/2020||OTT 3 – ARI 2||OTT||OTT||Under|
|10/19/2019||ARI 5 – OTT 2||ARI||ARI||Over|
|01/22/2019||OTT 2 – ARI 3||ARI||ARI||Under|
|10/30/2018||ARI 5 – OTT 1||ARI||ARI||Over|
Although Arizona has dominated this rivalry, the Sens are set-up nicely for a revenge victory Monday. Chychrun is a massive loss to the one of the shakiest bluelines in the NHL. The 23-year-old leads the team in ice time and is Arizona’s offensive catalyst on the back-end.
Advanced stats also give a clear edge for Ottawa. The Sens have been a decent possession team recently, while the Yotes are still getting dominated despite their surge. Furthermore, Forsberg (2.42 GSAA) has saved more goals above average than Vejmelka (-0.96 GSAA) in 2021-22.
WHAT ON EARTH ANTON FORSBERG!!! pic.twitter.com/BcurwHFtr5
— Lalime's Martian (@LalimesMartian) March 9, 2022
Ottawa’s -150 moneyline price is warranted in the Monday NHL odds and worthy of a wager. Look for the Sens’ top line with Brady Tkachuk to exploit Arizona’s defensive weaknesses and lead the club to victory on home ice.
Pick: Senators ML (-150)
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