Money Line Pick
Two of the NHL’s bottom feeders take to the ice to resume play in the NHL, as the New Jersey Devils face-off with the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. The Devils enter this match-up with a three-game losing streak, while the Senators have lost nine of their last 10 games. The last 10 head-to-head meetings between New Jersey and Ottawa have been split, as both teams have won five games apiece. New Jersey has lost four of its last five road games. Ottawa hasn’t been able to defend their home ice either, as they only have one victory at home in their last seven games. With both teams struggling, it makes this match-up a hard call, but leaning New Jersey is the right play.
Over Under Pick
Even in struggles both the Devils and Senators have been able to hang around an over total in many of their last 10 plus games. New Jersey has combined for five or more goals in eight of their last 10 games. On Ottawa’s side, the Senators have also combined for five or more goals in nine of their last 10 games. In the first two meetings this season, both teams were able to combine and find the net at least six times. Their last meeting was a 4-3 win for New Jersey on this same ice. Given recent trends, taking the over 6.5 is worth the risk here.