Senators vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Senators vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 3/23/2024

The Ottawa Senators (28-36-4) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (34-32-4) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Devils are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blues. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game, the Senators are in 15th place in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Atlantic Division with an overall record of 28-36-4. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone just 3-7 and has dropped three straight games.

On the road this season, the Senators have gone 10-20-2, and they have been underdogs in 37 of their 68 games, going 13-20-4 in those contests. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, Ottawa has gone 21-19 this season.

On the season, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 37 of their 66 games. So far, the Senators have an overall puck line record of 29-39.

As the underdog, Ottawa’s puck line record is 20-17, and their average scoring margin in those games is -.8 goals per contest. In their last ten games, the Senators have a puck line record of just 3-7.

The Senators aim to bounce back following their 5-2 loss at home to the Blues. In the opening period, the Senators couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Ottawa’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 39 shots on goal and 15 giveaways.

Ottawa took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The New Jersey Devils Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Devils have gone 17-17-2, and they have won two straight games overall. In the Eastern Conference standings, New Jersey is in 11th place and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6, and they are 3-2 in their last five contests.

On the year, New Jersey has gone 34-32-4 and they have been favored in 47 of their 70 games. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Devils have gone 19-20, and they have gone 27-18-2 when favored this year. Over their last three games, New Jersey has gone 2-1.

At home this season, the Devils have a puck line record of just 8-28, and their average scoring margin per game is -.2 goals. So far, New Jersey has been favored in 47 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 15-32.

Across their last ten home games, the Devils have a puck line record of 4-6, and their average scoring differential per contest when playing at home is -.2 goals. This year, New Jersey has 21 wins by multiple goals.

In their most recent game, the Devils faced the Jets and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. On offense, the Devils were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net one time in the second period and ended with three goals in the third. Of New Jersey’s four goals, three came while in power play. They ended the game with 41 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

New Jersey was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Senators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Looking at how the Senators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 23rd in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Senators have an over/under record of 36-29-3. Coming into the game, they have played 39 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Devils have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. Coming into the game, the Devils have a 23-16 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-15.

The Devils’ over/under record this season is 38-31-1. For the season, they have had 39 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Ottawa Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Senators head into the game ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. So far, they are 28th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 14th in takeaways at 6.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.1 goals per game which is 22nd in the NHL.

Senators vs Devils Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Senators offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Ottawa posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Across their last three home contests, New Jersey has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The Devils have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • The last three games that Ottawa was favored, they have an puck line mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Senators vs Devils Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Devils to defeat the Senators while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -164, I’m placing a wager on the Devils to win outright.

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.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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

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