OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

New Jersey Pittsburgh Betting Preview

Pittsburgh Penguins

New Jersey Devils
12-7-0 November 16, 2013, 07:00 PM | Prudential Center 6-8-5

The Devils get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Devils sport a record of 6-8-5 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 12-7-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-11-4 for the Devils and 7-12 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Devils in this one found them earlier as 124 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Penguins taking on the No. 21-rated Devils in this contest.

The Penguins were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Kings on November 15. Bettors who backed the Kings at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.26 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 16.92% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.02% of their penalties.

A few Penguins at Devils trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Anaheim, Monday, November 18th
New Jersey at Anaheim, Wednesday, November 20th