New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators - 4/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (31-41-7) vs New Jersey Devils (27-44-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -128 / New Jersey Devils +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators host the New Jersey Devils in Tuesday NHL Action.

The New Jersey Devils come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-44-8. Through 79 games, the Devils are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 238 times, good for a rank of 19th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New Jersey is the 29th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.62 goals per game. So far, the Devils have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 25th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Ottawa Senators get set to host the New Jersey Devils with an overall record of 31-41-7. This mark places them 7th in the Atlantic division. Through 79 games, the Senators have scored 218 goals, giving them an average of 2.72. This output gives them a rank of 25th among NHL teams. On defense, Ottawa is the 22nd-ranked unit, giving up 3.22 goals per contest. So far, the Senators have played the 9th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Ottawa's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the New Jersey Devils leader in points is Jesper Bratt. In his team's 79 games, he has come up with 25 goals and 45 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.2%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Jack Hughes. Of his 26 goals, 23.0% have come during power play time. New Jersey's top goalie is Nico Daws, who is giving up an average of 3.11 goals per game.

Through 79 games, Ottawa's leading goal scorer is Joshua Norris. With his 34 goals and 19 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 53. On the season, he is turning 20.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Senators have benefited from the strong play of Brady Tkachuk, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Ottawa's 79 games, he has come up with 29 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.5%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -5.0 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.82 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In New Jersey's 79 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 45-32-2. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 25-13-1. On the season, 61.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 32-43-4. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 18-21. On the other side, 47.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. Heading into this matchup, both the Senators and Devils have struggled on defense. However, given that the Senators are the 30th ranked scoring offense, I see this game falling below the over-under line of 6.5 goals.

 

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