Hockey odds preview - New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh
New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Devils arrive at Consol Energy Centre on Sunday.
Supporters of the Devils have seen them go 7-1-3 so far this season, while the Penguins are at 8-4. In totals betting, the Penguins are 7-5, while the Devils are 4-7.
If you're going with the Penguins in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -161 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Penguins and the No. 13-rated Devils in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 27.7% rate while the Devils have a 87.3% rate on the penalty kill.
The Penguins were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Devils at Penguins trends to consider:
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Jersey's last 17 games
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games at home
New Jersey home to Carolina, Tuesday, February 12
Pittsburgh home to Ottawa, Wednesday, February 13