Devils vs. Senators Free Pick
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (The Spread) – The New Jersey Devils faces the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night at 7:35pm in Ottawa. The Devils are coming off facing the NY Rangers on the road on Monday night, while Ottawa lost at home to Toronto, 3-1 on Saturday.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Senators as a -125 favorite with the total at 5.5 goals, while the Devils are listed as a +115 dog. New Jersey enters play with a 41-26-5 overall record and is 21-13-2 on the road. Meanwhile, the Senators are 37-26-10 overall and 18-12-6 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total has remained the same (5.5 goals), while the Senators opened as –130 money line favorites and the line moved to –125. On the other side, the Devils opened at +115 and their odds have remained at +115.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 78% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Devils. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Ottawa over New Jersey. According to latest NHL trends, the Senators are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Division and 9-4 last 13 Tuesday games. In the series, the home team is 8-1 last 9 meetings and the Senators are 4-0 L4 at home in this series and 5-2 L7 overall in this series. Ottawa is one point behind Boston on the Northeastern Division. The Senators have won three of the last four games and get two days off, while New Jersey is coming off a tough roadie against the Rangers. Ottawa is led by C Jason Spezza, who has 29 goals and 46 assists, while LF Milan Michalek leads the team with 32 goals. The Devils have been struggling on the road as of late and that will continue in Ottawa.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: OTTAWA SENATORS –125