New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Odds
The visiting Penguins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils.
New Jersey battles the Penguins, currently with a 35-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-20-9 for the Devils and 22-23-1 for the Penguins.
The Devils - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 2.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16% rate while the Penguins have a 79.4% rate on the penalty kill.
The Penguins were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +205 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Devils were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Penguins at Devils trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh home to Carolina, Saturday, April 27
New Jersey at NY Rangers, Saturday, April 27