The New Jersey Devils (11-14-7) meet the Ottawa Senators (15-16-4) at the Prudential Center on Friday night.
The Devils were on the road at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday evening, but prior to that they suffered a 7-2 loss on home-ice to the Toronto Maple Leafs. That heavy defeat was their 12th loss in their last 15 games.
The Devils are currently averaging exactly 3.00 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 15th in the overall NHL rankings. They have defensive problems though, where they are allowing 3.63 Goals per Game, which leaves them 28th overall. On an individual basis, Kyle Palmieri has contributed 17 goals, while Taylor Hall has registered 24 assists.
The Senators last game was on Monday evening, when they recorded an impressive 4-3 OT win on home-ice against the Nashville Predators. Despite seeing the Predators recover from a 3-0 deficit at the end of the first Period, Thomas Chabot scored the Senators’ decisive goal in extra-time.
The Senators are currently averaging 3.31 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 8th in the NHL overall. However, they do have the 31st and worst defensive record in the NHL, having allowed a worryingly high 3.86 Goals per Game to date. Mark Stone is the leading scorer for the Senators with 16 goals, while Chabot has registered 26 assists.
The ‘Total Goals’ betting market is worth looking at when it comes to any NHL predictions for this game, with both these teams capable of scoring goals, but both conceding far too many at the other end. With regards to tips on the Money Line odds, current form and the extra preparation time makes the Senators the team to back.
Pick: Money Line – Ottawa Senators