Ottawa vs New Jersey NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

Ottawa vs New Jersey NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

Written by on December 21, 2018

Ottawa has a chance to get to .500 in a matchup with the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The Senators have a 15-16-4 record, which is much better than many hockey analysts thought they’d be before the season started. The Devils won’t just lay down and let the Senators get to even, though. Check out analysis and odds when the Ottawa Senators battle the New Jersey Devils!

Ottawa vs New Jersey NHL Odds & Betting Analysis

  • When: Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  • TV: MSG+, TSN5, RDS
  • Radio: Ottawa / New Jersey
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: New Jersey -172
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6
  • Puck Line Odds: TBA 

Why Ottawa Senators are a good bet +150?

Ottawa’s been competitive this season. In their last 10, it’s been no different. They’ve beaten Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Nashville and the New York Rangers in 5 of their last 10.

The victories over Pittsburgh, San Jose, and Nashville were particularly impressive. All 3 of those teams are considered Stanley Cup contenders. Ottawa shouldn’t find New Jersey too difficult to handle after gaining victories over some of the top teams in the league.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.3
  • Shots For: 29
  • Power Plays: 22%
  • Face-Offs: 49.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.9
  • Shots Against: 38
  • Penalty Kills: 73.8%
  • Shutouts: 1

Why New Jersey Devils are a good bet -175?

Are the Devils a safe bet on Friday night vs the Senators?

At 11-15-5, the New Jersey Devils face a turning point game at home on Dec. 21. The Devils must pick it up on Friday night to get past a decent Ottawa squad.

They’ll have a shot. The last time New Jersey battled Ottawa, they lost 3-7. That won’t happen again. Even though the Senators have gone 1-5 in their last 6, a couple of the losses weren’t bad:  1-2 in a shootout against Nashville and 1-2 on Dec. 20 versus Columbus.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.0
  • Shots For: 33.3
  • Power Plays: 18.1%
  • Face-Offs: 47.2%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.6
  • Shots Against: 31.3
  • Penalty Kills: 82.2%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Ottawa vs New Jersey

  • Ottawa is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 3-12 SU in the last 15 games on the road
  • The total went OVER in 15 of Ottawa’s last 23 games
  • New Jersey is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
  • New Jersey is 2-11 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went OVER in 11 of New Jersey’s last 14 games

Ottawa vs New Jersey Final NHL Betting Analysis

This game might be a money grab for those who aren’t afraid of the dog. The New Jersey Devils have been horrendous in their last 10. Overall, they’re 2-8. The last time they faced the Senators, Ottawa dominated them.

Although home ice means something, it doesn’t mean enough to look past the odds the Senators offer. Ottawa will show up on Dec. 21. Don’t be surprised if they hand New Jersey another loss.

NHL Free Pick: Ottawa Senators +150