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Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils 4/26/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New Jersey Devils (27-44-8) vs. Ottawa Senators (31-41-7)
April 26, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Senators -130 / New Jersey Devils +110; Over/Under: -6.5
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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 need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning five of their last seven games.

The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Jesper Bratt has 45 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Nico Daws has allowed 66 goals on 617 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 70 goals on 663 shots.

The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Josh Norris leads Ottawa with 34 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 33 assists and Thomas Chabot has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 115 goals on 1,382 shots faced, and Matt Murray has allowed 60 goals on 640 shots.

The Devils are 14-37 in their last 51 road games and 20-47 in their last 67 overall. The Senators are 5-13 in their last 18 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 23-9-1 in Devils last 33 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Usually I’m not willing to lay juice when it’s a battle between two below average teams with nothing to play for, but the Ottawa Senators have shown signs of life lately, and having home ice also doesn’t hurt. The New Jersey Devils have looked like a team that’s counting the days until the off season for a while now, and they’ve been at their worst on the road. Because of their current form, I’ll lay the reasonable price with the Senators.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Ottawa Senators -130

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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