Senators vs. Devils - 10/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (2-3-1) at Ottawa Senators (3-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -177 / New Jersey Devils +160 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, RDS
The New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators play Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The New Jersey Devils look for their second road victory to create a three-game winning streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with three goals, Mike Cammalleri has three assists and Jordin Tootoo has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goal per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed seven goals on 111 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up five goals on 44 shots. Schneider has allowed three or more goals in five of his last eight outings. Jonathon Merrill and Tuomo Ruutu are questionable.
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The Ottawa Senators need a big victory after losing three of their last four games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Kyle Turris leads Ottawa with four goals, Mike Hoffman has four assists and Milan Michalek has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 13 goals on 170 shots faced and Matthew O'connor has given up three goals on 34 shots. Anderson has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last 10 regular season outings.
The Devils are 30-70 in their last 100 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Ottawa and the home team is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings.
The Devils have been a brutal road team over the years and the home team has gotten the better of this series over the last 20 matchups. While the Senators do have defensive issues, I like the home team to get the job done here.