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New Jersey Devils

Boston Bruins
1-5-4 October 26, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 7-2-0



Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New Jersey Devils pay a visit to TD Garden.

The Bruins sit at 7-2-0 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 1-5-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 1-6-2 OU, and New Jersey is 3-5-2 OU.

View New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -205 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 12 and the Devils at No. 24 heading into this contest.

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The Devils were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sharks on October 24. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 14-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 12.9% rate while the Devils have a 85.19% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Devils at Bruins trends to consider:
New Jersey is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home


Next up:
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, October 29th
Boston at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, October 30th

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