It’s going to be an exciting night for the NHL fans as we have 15 games scheduled for Saturday, November 19, and here you can read the best Devils vs. Senators betting pick and odds.
New Jersey is searching for the 12th consecutive victory when they take on Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre. The Devils are -125 moneyline favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These Eastern Conference rivals have faced a week ago, and the Devils won 4-3 in overtime at home.
Devils are unstoppable
The New Jersey Devils (14-3-0-0, 11-6 ATS) are the hottest team in the NHL as they are on an 11-game winning streak! After losing the opening two games of the season, the Devils won 14 of the next 15 and only the Boston Bruins collected more points so far. New Jersey is on a three-game road trip in Canada, where they already beat the Canadiens and Maple Leafs. Following this tilt with the Senators, the Devils will return home to play a pair of games against Edmonton and Toronto.
Yegor Sharangovich was a hero of the most recent victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs as he scored a game-winning goal in overtime. Vitek Vanecek recorded 25 saves as the Devils secured a 3-2 win. Jesper Bratt and Nico Hischier also scored for New Jersey. Bratt is the team’s top producer on offense with 22 points (G 7, A 15). Jack Hughes has 19 (G 7, A 12), while Hischier chipped in 18 points so far (G 9, A 9).
Akira Schmid (2-0-0) is expected to start at the goal against Ottawa on Saturday. The 22-year-old is allowing 1.63 goals per game with a .920SV% and no shutouts this season.
G MacKenzie Blackwood (MCL), G Jonathan Bernier (hip), and LW Ondrej Palat (groin) are out indefinitely.
Senators beat the Sabres at home
The Ottawa Senators (6-9-1-0, 10-6 ATS) won the second game in the last three and managed to bounce back from a 4-2 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at home. With this W, Ottawa stayed just above the rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference, but a potential loss against New Jersey and Columbus’ win elsewhere would put them in the last place.
The Senators deserved to beat the Sabres as they registered 40 shots, ten more than the visitors. A couple of goals in the final period gave a 4-1 victory to the Sens. Anton Forsberg had 29 saves, while Jake Sanderson and Tim Stutzle contributed with two points apiece. For the season, Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with 21 points (G 7, A 14). Claude Giroux (G 8, A 9) and Stutzle (G6, A 11) each have 17 points.
Anton Forsberg (4-6-1) is likely going to start in the cage against the Devils on Saturday. The 29-year-old is allowing 3.35 goals per contest this year with a .904 SV% and no shutouts.
C Josh Norris (wrist), D Artyom Zub (upper body), and D Thomas Chabot (concussion) are not available to face the Devils on Saturday.
- 14-2 in the last 16 overall
- 7-0 in the last seven road games
- 4-0 in the last four vs. Atlantic Division opponents
- 2-8 in the last ten overall
- 1-5 in the last six home games
- 2-5 in the last seven vs. Eastern Conference rivals
New Jersey Devils vs. Ottawa Senators Pick
This fantastic run has to end sometime for the Devils, and it could happen on Saturday against Ottawa, but I think the Devils will extend it for a bit longer. They scored at least three goals in each of their last seven games, and I am backing New Jersey to score 4+ against the Senators, something they already did this season. Forsberg allowed 4+ goals in four of his last five starts and now he’s facing the third-best offense in the NHL. Bratt, Hughes, and Hischier are red-hot at the moment, and I think the three of them are going to hand another victory for the Devils.
Pick: Take the Devils to win (-125)
Not only do the Devils have a top 5 offense but they also have a top 5 defense. They allowed more than two goals just once in the previous five games, but Ottawa’s offense is among the top 10 right now, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Sens score three goals here. I am still relying on the Devils’ offense to produce enough goals in order to win this bet, but the Senators should also contribute. Over is 9-4 in the last 13 H2H meetings, while Over is 6-1 in the previous seven H2H duels in Ottawa.
Pick: Go Over 6 goals (-110)