Ottawa Senators vs. Arizona Coyotes Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Jan 12, 2023

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Two of the NHL’s bottom clubs clash down south Thursday night when the Ottawa Senators visit the Arizona Coyotes.

January 12, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
ASU Multi-Purpose Arena
Puckline -1.5 +160
Moneyline -161
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline +1.5 -192
Moneyline +134
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


The 18-19-3 Senators enter sitting seventh place in the Atlantic Division, and are losers of two straight. Arizona have dropped six straight contests and are seventh in the Central Division at 13-22-5.

Thursday’s the start of a three-game road trip for Ottawa, who are 7-9-2 away from home ice this season. Arizona’s actually above .500 at home this season with seven wins in 13 games. Thursday wraps up a three-game home stand for the Coyotes, who lost the first two games by a combined score of 8-3.

Puck drop at Mullett Arena starts at 9 p.m. EST, and Ottawa comes in -156 on the moneyline with the over-under at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

Senators vs. Coyotes NHL Betting Odds

Ottawa’s one of the few team that Arizona has had recent success against, as the Coyotes are 7-2-1 in their last 10 against the Senators and have won five of their last six when hosting them. Arizona’s averaged nearly four goals per game in their last 10 meetings with Ottawa too, which is a major jump for a Coyotes squad that’s 28th in the NHL with 2.73 goals per game this year.

The under is 23-14-3 in Ottawa’s 40 games this season, and 9-1 in their last 10 outings played in the month of January. The under has also connected in four of Arizona’s last six games at home.

Ottawa Senators

The Sens’ two-game losing streak has been a tale of two opposites, with Ottawa falling 8-4 at home to Seattle on Saturday followed by a 3-0 shutout defeat against Nashville. Cam Talbot started both games in net, but Anton Forsberg entered in relief against Seattle. Both goalies have been decent for Ottawa this season, nearly splitting game action. Prior to Saturday, Forsberg started two straight in net.

Ironically, the Senators put up 38 shots in Monday’s 3-0 loss and only 23 shots on Saturday, yet they scored four goals in the latter. Tim Stützle had four points in Saturday’s tilt, recording his second career hat trick. With 39 points, the 2020 third-overall pick is now one point behind Brady Tkachuk for the team lead although Tkachuk has only one goal since Dec. 14.

Arizona Coyotes

The last time Arizona scored netted more than three times in a game was Dec. 29, which just so happened to be their last victory. The Coyotes have scored 11 times during their current six-game losing streak, making them a bottom-five club in offence. No skater has hit 15 goals this season, and only three are in double-digits with Clayton Keller and Lawson Crouse tied for the team lead with 14. And that duo has combined for a single goal in Arizona’s last six contests.

Karel Vejmelka, who had been a bright spot for Arizona in net, has struggled in January with a 4.64 goals against average and .863 save percentage in four appearances. Vejmelka is one of two NHL goalies to face at least 1,000 shots this season.

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