Senators vs. Devils Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Devils are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -140 to win, while the Senators are getting a money line of +120 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game will take place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Ottawa is coming off a 5-4 win at home over the Flyers on Thursday night. Ottawa is now 5-1-4 on the season and 3-0 on the road. The Senators are putting up 3.60 goals per game this year while allowing 2.50 per contest. Derick Brassard and Mark Stone are both leading the Devils with six goals and four assists each. Craig Anderson has a 4-1-3 record in net with a 2.67 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
New Jersey has been off for a week, last suffering a 3-0 loss at home to the San Jose Sharks last Friday. The Devils are now 6-2 on the season and 2-2 at home. New Jersey is putting up 3.75 goals per game this season while allowing 3 goals per game on defense. The Devils are being led by Taylor Hall and Will Butcher, who each have nine points. New Jersey has six different players with three goals. Cory Schneider is putting up a 3.30 GAA and a .907 save percentage.
Ottawa has won three of the last four in this series and the road team has won five of the last seven meetings between these two. New Jersey has been off for a week and that seems like it will create some rust. Ottawa played last night, which can make it tough to turn around and win the next night, but I trust an active team over one that has rested too much. The public is behind New Jersey at home, but I like the upset to happen.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: OTTAWA SENATORS +120