Moneyline favors Devils in battle with Senators
Ottawa Senators vs New Jersey Devils Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the New Jersey vs Ottawa battle on Friday at Prudential Center as the Devils try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Devils sport records of 15-15-10 heading into this matchup, while the Senators sit at 20-14-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-17-7 for the Devils and 10-23-7 for the Senators.
The Devils were listed earlier today as -147 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
This game matches up the No. 20 (Devils) and the No. 10 (Senators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 27-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Senators have a 88.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New Jersey lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Bruins on April 10. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
A few Senators at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 16 games when playing New Jersey
Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ottawa is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Jersey's last 16 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Ottawa at Boston, Monday, April 15
New Jersey at Toronto, Monday, April 15