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Pittsburgh Penguins home to Devils in hockey betting action

New Jersey DevilsPittsburgh Penguins
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

22-16-2TEAM RECORD21-14-4

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New Jersey Devils invade Consol Energy Centre on Saturday.

This season the Penguins are 21-14-4 overall while the Devils are 22-16-2. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 16-20-3 on the OU, and New Jersey is 20-14-6.

View New Jersey vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Penguins as -175 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penguins rated this week at No. 2 and the Devils sitting at No. 10.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 19.3% while the Devils defense kills off 91% of their penalties.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Panthers on January 6. Bettors who backed the Devils at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +125 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 4-6
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Devils at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Jersey's last 14 games on the road
New Jersey is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey at Calgary, Tuesday, January 10
Pittsburgh home to Ottawa, Tuesday, January 10

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