Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated Mar 25, 2023

The Ottawa Senators will have their hands full on Saturday when they hit the road to face a tough New Jersey Devils team.

March 25, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Prudential Center
New Jersey
Puckline +1.5 -153
Moneyline +161
Over / Under o +6.5


Betting Action


Puckline -1.5 +127
Moneyline -193
Over / Under u +6.5


Betting Action


Ottawa and New Jersey are facing the final 10 games of the regular season with each squad chasing a different fate. The Sens need wins to sneak into the playoffs as they currently sit five points and three teams back of the final wildcard spot. Meanwhile, the Devils are two points behind the Carolina Hurricanes who hold the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

New Jersey is listed as a -186 favourite to win on the NHL odds with the total sitting at 6.5.

Senators vs. Devils NHL Betting Odds

New Jersey will be looking to sweep the season series Saturday night, in their third and final meeting with the Senators this season. Goalie Akira Schmid has led the Devils to both wins allowing just one goal on 33 shots in a game and a half. It tends to be the favourite who wins this matchup, with the past four games all going to the odds-on favourites. The past eight head-to-heads have been low-scoring games, hitting the Under five times.

The Senators have had a tough schedule over their past five games, but despite going 2-2-1 they have covered the spread in each matchup. They now sit at an impressive 42-30 ATS, covering the spread third most in the NHL. Although they scored seven in their last outing, Ottawa’s offence has struggled in the past 10, being held to two goals or less five times.

The Devils have been struggling lately, winning just one of their past six games. Their single over that stretch was the only time they covered the spread, bumping their record ATS to 36-35. Their offence has been clicking all season and they are now the fifth-highest-scoring team in the league. Jersey has only played the Over three times in their last 10 outings and they are 33-34-4 on the Over/Under this season.

Ottawa Senators

Alex Debrincat (22, 23) scored two goals in the first period and the Senators never looked back, picking up an impressive 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on home ice Thursday night. Debrincat added an assist for three points on the night, Brady Tkachuk also scored a pair of goals on seven shots and Claude Giroux picked up two assists. Tkachuk’s two goals surpassed his career high of 30 set last season, while 35-year-old Giroux is now at 70 points on the season (28G 42A) his best season since 2018-19.

Ottawa was struggling coming into their last game, going 3-6-1 in their last 10, watching their playoff chances get lower and lower. Now coming into their final 10 games of the season, the Sens are five points out and need to pass three teams to sneak into that final wildcard spot.

New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes netted a pair of goals in the third period of last night’s game in Buffalo, but the Devils’ comeback fell short, losing 5-4 for their fifth loss in the past six games. New Jersey gave up two goals 30 seconds apart, resulting in Akira Schmid getting pulled midway through the first period. From there the Devils chased the game all the way through but were never able to get it tied.

Nico Hischier picked up an assist in the third period, extending his point streak to five games (2G 5A). The first overall pick in 2017 is having the best offensive season of his career with 68 points (30G 38A) through 71 games.

The Devils can clinch a playoff spot with a win on Saturday and they would pick up their 100th point for the first time since 2012.

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