New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators NHL Betting Prediction

NHL New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 4/6/2024

The New Jersey Devils (36-36-4) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (33-38-4) on Saturday, April 6th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. Both the Devils and Senators will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Despite a losing streak of three games, the Devils still find themselves as the favorites in today’s game. They have gone 27-21-2 this season when favored and are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference standings. On the road, New Jersey has gone 19-17-2 this season.

For the year, the Devils have gone 36-36-4 and have gone 4-6 in their last ten games. In the Eastern Conference, they are 21-24 and have gone 11-13 against teams in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, New Jersey has lost two straight games and are 19-17-2 for the season.

On the season, New Jersey has a puck line record of 28-48, including going 15-35 as the favorite. So far, the Devils have 23 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 29 games by more than one goal.

Currently, the team’s average scoring differential sits at -.2 goals per contest, and they have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. In their last ten road games, the Devils have a puck line mark of 4-6.

After suffering a 4-3 loss on the road to the Rangers, the Devils are looking to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Devils failed to score in the first or third periods against the Rangers, but they found the net three times in the second period. In the game, New Jersey managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 20 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Despite the loss, New Jersey did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Ottawa has gone 20-17-2, and over their last ten games, they are 5-5. They have dropped two straight games and have a record of 33-38-4 on the year. In the Eastern Conference, the Senators are 14th and 7th in the Atlantic Division. Against other teams in the East, Ottawa has gone 23-20.

As the underdog, the Senators have gone 17-22-4 this season, and they have lost two straight games when not favored. Over their last five games, Ottawa has gone 3-2, and they are 1-2 in their last three contests. For the year, the Senators have been the underdog in 43 of their 75 games.

On the season, Ottawa has gone 35-40 against the puck line, including 22 wins by multiple goals. The Senators come into the game with an average scoring differential of -.3 goals per game.

As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 25-18 vs. the puck line, and in their last ten home games, they are just 4-6 against the puck line. Overall, their puck line record at home this season is 18-21.

After suffering a 6-0 loss at home to the Panthers, the Senators are looking to bounce back today. Ottawa couldn’t crack the Panthers defense, and didn’t score a single goal. During the game, the Senators’ offense had 13 turnovers and took 30 shots on goal while being shutout.

As the underdog, Ottawa suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

New Jersey Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 14th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have a 23-17 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 12-18.

For the season, the over/under record of the Devils’ stands at 43-32-1. They have had 44 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 15th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 9th in the league. Ottawa’s offense is currently ranked 18th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the league.

This season, the Senators have an over/under record of 39-33-3. Throughout the season, they have played 42 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.7 per game.

New Jersey Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Devils head into the game ranked 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against New Jersey. So far, they are 30th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

Defensively, the Senators are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Devils vs Senators Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Devils have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 7-3 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Devils have an puck line mark of just 0-3 in their last three games. New Jersey posted a straight up mark of 0-3 in these matchups.

Devils vs Senators Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Devils to pick up on a win over the Senators and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -121, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Devils straight-up.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Senators to cover. Even if the Devils secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Senators should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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