NHL Betting Preview: Phoenix Coyotes at Ottawa SenatorsNHL Betting Preview
Phoenix Coyotes (2-1-0) at Ottawa Senators (1-1-1)
Friday, 7:05 pm Eastern
Bovada Opening Line: Coyotes -155, Total 5.5 Flat
The Phoenix Coyotes get a chance to bounce back from their first loss of the season as they travel to Ottawa to face the Senators on Friday. Phoenix was beaten 4-1 on Wednesday at Chicago. "We played too easy of a game," head coach Wayne Gretzky said. "After a period and a half, we started to cheat a little bit. If you cheat, you're going to get beat at this level." Friday's game will be the first real test of the season for the young Coyotes. "Maybe it's sort of a wakeup (call) in the sense that we've still got 79 games to go and there are a lot of good teams at this level," Gretzky said. Bovada reports that early Hockey betting has the public taking Coyotes on the Road.
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Ottawa has started slowly, in part due to the absence of captain Daniel Alfredsson who had surgery on his right knee. He is expected to miss at least another week. Ottawa has had six days off since losing 3-2 to Detroit so they could be a bit rusty on Friday. "Your biggest fear after having such a layoff is that other teams are in that competitive mode," head coach Craig Hartsburg said.
Ottawa won the only meeting between the two teams last year 4-2 as Mike Fisher scored two goals. Senators' goaltender Martin Gerber is 1-1-1 with a 2.03 goals-against average in his career against Phoenix. Here are more Hockey betting stats for Friday's game. The Coyotes are 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Coyotes are 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Coyotes are 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Coyotes are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa.
The Senators are 14-6 in their last 20 Friday games. The Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference. The Senators are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. Pacific. The Senators are 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The Senators are 0-8 in their last 8 home games.
Bovada Current Line: Coyotes -155, Total 5.5 Flat
The Over is 4-0 in the Coyotes last 4 vs. the Northeast. The Over is 4-1 in the Coyotes last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Under is 9-3-1 in the Coyotes last 13 road games. The Under is 7-1 in the Senators last 8 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 5-1 in the Senators last 6 home games.
The Under is 4-1 in the Senators last 5 overall. The Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.
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by Bovada at 1800-sports.com on October 17, 2008
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