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New Jersey Devils host Boston Bruins in hockey action

Boston BruinsNew Jersey Devils
Jan 19, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Odds

29-13-1TEAM RECORD26-17-2

Prudential Center hosts an NHL battle between the New Jersey Devils and the visiting Boston Bruins on Thursday.

The Devils are 26-17-2 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 29-13-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 22-17-6 and the Bruins go 24-19 on the totals.

View Boston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Devils in this one will find them as +130 underdogs on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Devils sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 14.9% rate while the Bruins have a 86.4% rate on the penalty kill.

The Bruins were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Jets on January 17. Bettors who backed the Devils at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Bruins at Devils trends to consider:
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston home to NY Rangers, Saturday, January 21
New Jersey home to Philadelphia, Saturday, January 21

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