Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/6/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (6-5-1) at Ottawa Senators (5-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -114 / New Jersey Devils -114 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The New Jersey Devils could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with nine goals, Taylor Hall has 11 assists and Nico Hischier has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up four goals on 36 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 26 goals on 298 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
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The Ottawa Senators could use a feel good victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Dzingel leads Ottawa with five goals, Thomas Chabot has 14 assists and Mark Stone has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 68.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 43 goals on 475 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed eight goals on 40 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Devils are 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 0-8 in their last 8 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 3-13 in their last 16 Tuesday games, 6-13 in their last 19 home games and 25-55 in their last 80 overall. The under is 12-4-2 in the last 18 meetings in Ottawa. The over is 13-3-2 in Senators last 18 overall and the over is 5-2 in Devils last 7 overall.
The over has been a very popular trend for both the Devils and Senators this season, especially for Ottawa, who is currently the worst defensive team in the league and has allowed four or more goals in six of their last seven games. So, in a battle between two struggling clubs, I'm going to side with the over based on the trends this season.