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Moneyline favors Bruins in battle with Devils

Boston Bruins

New Jersey Devils
46-17-5 March 18, 2014, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 29-26-13

The New Jersey Devils battle the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Prudential Center.

The Devils are 29-26-13 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 46-17-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 23-31-14 and the Bruins go 26-23-19 on the totals.View Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New Jersey sat as 124 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Devils at No. 5 and the Bruins at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Lightning on March 15. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.16 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 20.69% while the Bruins defense kills off 83.86% of their penalties.

A few Bruins at Devils trends to consider:
Boston is 8-0-1 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
New Jersey is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Colorado, Friday, March 21st
New Jersey home to Minnesota, Thursday, March 20th