The Ottawa Senators are set to host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Both teams have lost four out of their last five games, and although the Devils have secured a playoff spot, they need to quickly improve their performance. On the other hand, the Senators, who once had hopes for their high-scoring offense, have stumbled in the latter half of the season, dashing their playoff aspirations.
It’s been a year to forget for the Senators, who are concluding the season on a sour note. They won’t be part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they won’t have a chance to draft Connor Bedard. Describing this season as a disappointment for the Senators would be a gross understatement.
Senators vs Devils Match Details
Fixture: Ottawa Senators @ New Jersey Devils
Date & Time: Saturday, Match 25, 2023; 7:00 p.m. EDT
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Senators vs Devils Betting Odds
|Senators||+1.5 (-155)||+170||Over 6.5 (-120)|
|Devils||-1.5 (+130)||-205||Under 6.5 (+100)|
Senators vs Devils Best Picks
It’s a shootout when these two teams meet up. They have averaged 6.4 goals in their last five games and 7.33 in their last three. With Vitek Vanecek in the net, it’s hard to imagine this game shooting like those in the past. However, just because the Senators won’t be able to bury many biscuits doesn’t mean the Devils won’t. The over is a decent bet in this game, but the team total is far better.
Devils Over 3.5 Goals (-138)
Senators vs Devils Prediction
The Devils enter this game with a few bumps in the road, but their skilled roster is more than capable of overcoming them. Jack Hughes is at the helm with 37 goals and 44 assists, while Nico Hischier boasts 30 goals and 37 assists. Adding to their offensive prowess, defenseman Dougie Hamilton has 18 goals and 48 assists, and Jesper Bratt has contributed 30 goals and 34 assists. Together, this dynamic quartet leads the Devils offense, which ranks sixth in the league in goals scored.
The Senators are not playoff contenders this season, while the Devils have secured a spot in the postseason. Consequently, the Devils are expected to defeat the Senators in Ottawa and add another victory to their record.