Penguins vs Devils Hockey Game Preview
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Odds
Prudential Center hosts an NHL battle between the New Jersey Devils and the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
New Jersey battles the Penguins, currently with a 8-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Devils and 7-4 for the Penguins.
If you're going with the Devils in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +105 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 13 (Devils) and the No. 8 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 18-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 19% rate while the Penguins have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Capitals on February 7. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -121 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Penguins at Devils trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
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 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh home to New Jersey, Sunday, February 10