Senators vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks 3/23/24

New Jersey Devils (34-32-4) vs Ottawa Senators (28-36-4)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils -189 / Ottawa Senators +150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Senators vs Devils prediction.

Ottawa Senators Betting Preview

The Ottawa Senators are coming off losses to the Hurricanes, Bruins and Blues. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.12 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 31 goals, Tim Stutzle has 47 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.59 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 76 goals on 662 shots faced, and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 139 goals on 1,235 shots.

New Jersey Devils Betting Preview

The New Jersey Devils recently beat the Penguins and Jets while losing to the Golden Knights. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.27 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Jesper Bratt has 45 assists and Jack Hughes has 247 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Nico Daws has allowed 60 goals on 568 shots faced, while Akira Schmid has given up 48 goals on 457 shots.

New Jersey Devils Player Prop Facts

  • Timo Meier has scored at least one goal in each of the Devils' last five home games.
  • Jack Hughes has recorded at least one assist in each of the Devils' last five games as favorites.
  • Dougie Hamilton has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight Saturday night home appearances.
  • Luke Hughes ranks 2nd amongst rookies for average time on ice (21:17) this season.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Claude Giroux has recorded an assist in four of the Senators' last five night games.
  • Brady Tkachuk has scored at least one goal in each of his last six Saturday appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Claude Giroux has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight Saturday night appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Parker Kelly has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Senators this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New Jersey Devils rank 26th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.40).
  • The New Jersey Devils rank 31st in the league in save percentage this season (.886).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 31st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (73.00%).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.59).

Senators vs Devils prediction

The Senators have gotten torched defensively during their three game losing streak, which includes allowing 18 goals. The Senators are also a mess on the road, where they're 10-20-2 on the season. The Devils are coming off nice wins over the Penguins and Jets, and they need all the points they can get to stay in the playoff conversation. The Devils have won four straight games against the Senators, and none of those games were close. There's really no excuse for the Devils in this spot on a Saturday night. I'll side with the Devils at home and take the PL to shave down the price. 

Randy’s Pick New Jersey Devils -1.5

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