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Dec 31, 3:00 PM | Prudential Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Odds

21-12-4TEAM RECORD20-15-1

Prudential Center hosts an NHL battle between the New Jersey Devils and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

The Devils are 20-15-1 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 21-12-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 18-12-6 and the Penguins go 16-18-3 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Penguins listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Devils and the No. 1-ranked Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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 Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 13.4% rate while the Penguins have a 87.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Flyers on December 29. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Devils were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Penguins at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing New Jersey
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
New Jersey is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Rangers, Friday, January 6
New Jersey at Ottawa, Monday, January 2

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