Devils vs Senators Prediction - NHL Picks 12/29/23

Ottawa Senators (13-17) vs New Jersey Devils (18-13-2)

Game Info: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +110 / New Jersey Devils -137 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at the Canadien Tire Centre. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free  Devils vs Senators prediction. 

Devils Look for Third Straight Win

The Devils have won two games in a row and they have done a good job of making late comebacks to secure the win. In the lat game against the Columbus Blue Jackets they were able to secure the 4-3 victory in overtime. The Devils on the season is averaging 3.42 goals while their defense is giving up 3.55 goals per game. The defense is ranked 29th and hasn’t been good enough, but the offense is ranked 8th. Jack Hughes has scored 14 goals and added 26 assists per season. The Devils have been making comebacks but in this game they need to get out to the faster start to put the pressure on earlier. 

Senators Offense Has Been Strong

The Senators offense has been strong heading into this game and over the last two games they have scored nine goals total. In the last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs they scored two goals in the 3rd period and that was enough for the 4-2 victory. Drake Batherson had a strong game scoring two gaols. The Senators on the season is averaging 3.43 goals while their defense is giving up 3.5 goals per game. The defense is ranked 28th and the defense is going to need to be a whole lot better. The Senators will face Buffalo, Vancouver, and Seattle after this game.

Devils vs Senators Betting Prediction 

The defense for the Senators is ranked 28th and the defense is going to really let them down here. The Devils in the last game scored four goals and they are going to score at least that here. In this game the Devils are going to score at least four goals. The Senators offense is averaging 3.43 goal per game and they are going to find plenty of success here also. Both defenses are going to really struggle here, and that is going to be the difference as this game is going to end up being higher scoring. Back the over.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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