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Hockey odds preview - Boston vs. New Jersey

Boston BruinsNew Jersey Devils
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Odds

24-10-1TEAM RECORD21-15-2

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New Jersey and Boston on Wednesday, with the host Devils trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

New Jersey battles the Bruins, currently with a 24-10-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-14-6 for the Devils and 18-17 for the Bruins.

View Boston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Devils as +135 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Devils - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.9 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Bruins have a 88% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at +164 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bruins at Devils trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston
New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Calgary, Thursday, January 5
New Jersey home to Florida, Friday, January 6

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