New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+105) Senators (-125)
Canadian Tire Centre is the location where the Ottawa Senators (31-41-7) will try to beat the New Jersey Devils (27-44-8) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Devils at +105 while the Senators are priced at -125. The over/under comes in at 7.
The New Jersey Devils will look for better times on the ice after their 3-0 defeat against the Red Wings their last time on the ice. The Devils had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the matchup, they weren't able to score on any of the 17 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to net one. New Jersey accounted for 4 mins in the box for this contest.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the New Jersey Devils have earned 235 goals (19th in the NHL) on the campaign and have allowed 286. For the year, the have a total of 62 points and their points percentage sits at .392. New Jersey has accounted for 220 power play opportunities and they have scored 35 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 15.91%. When playing at even strength, the Devils have allowed 246 goals while getting 200 themselves. New Jersey has taken 2,468 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Devils have had 2,435 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .883. New Jersey Devils opponents have 204 power play opportunities (30th in the NHL) and have notched 40 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. Opponents have been able to score 355 goals versus Blackwood in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.91. Blackwood has played in 128 contests during his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .908 in his 7,317 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall record of 55-50-15 and he has gotten the start in 121 games. During his career on the ice, Blackwood has recorded 63 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .521. Blackwood has seen 3,865 shots against him and he has 3,510 saves.
Their last time out, Ottawa opposed the Canadiens in an outing where the Senators took home the victory by a tally of 6-4. The Senators scored 6 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one.
On the season, the Ottawa Senators have accounted for 215 goals, 69 points, in addition to a points percentage of .437. They have allowed 254 goals to be scored by way of 207 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they were shorthanded. The Senators have earned 171 goals at even strength and 44 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 233 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 18.88%. Ottawa has taken 2,366 shots (23rd in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.09%, while allowing the opposition 2,635 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.50% on their oppositions 241 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.4%.
Across the ice you will find Anton Forsberg protecting the goal. The opposition is averaging 3.03 goals per contest and he has yielded 265 goals overall. Forsberg's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.3% and he has accumulated 50 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 92 games and has accumulated 5,249 minutes. Forsberg is the owner of a career record of 35-46-9 and has participated in 100 games. He has accrued 2,653 stops out of the 2,918 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+105)
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