Penguins vs Devils NHL Lines & Expert Prediction

Penguins vs Devils NHL Lines & Expert Prediction

The New Jersey Devils will host the Pittsburgh Penguins in an Eastern Conference clash on Tuesday night, Let’s find out which team is the best pick in this one.

Penguins vs Devils NHL Lines & Expert Prediction

Why Bet On Pittsburgh?

Why should you consider betting on Pittsburgh in this contest? Because the Penguins are the better team at both ends of the ice in ranking fifth in scoring (3.4 gpg) and 16th in goals allowed (3.1 gpg). Pittsburgh is playing solid hockey, having won three of their last four including a 6-5 win over the Ranges the last time out.

“We can’t be afraid of (the chase for the postseason). We have to get excited about it. That’s the discussion that we’ve had. We have to embrace this thing,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said after his team’s most recent win.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.49
  • Shots: 32.71
  • PP/PK Percentage: 24.54
Defense 
  • Goals: 3.12
  • Shots: 33.53
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.40

Why Bet on New Jersey?

Are the Devils a secure bet in the NHL lines?

Why should you consider betting on New Jersey in this contest? Because they’re completely desperate and playing at home. The Devils have won two straight, including a commanding 4-1 smackdown of Buffalo the last time out as veteran net-minder Corey Schneider made a whopping 49 saves. New Jersey averages 2.9 goals per game (20th) while allowing 3.4 per contest defensively (29th).

“Hopefully this is the start of Cory Schneider of old and he can keep growing that confidence and keep playing well because he plays like he did the other night and tonight, he’ll give us great chances to win,” forward Kyle Palmieri said.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.93
  • Shots: 31.42
  • PP/PK Percentage: 19.37
Defense
  • Goals: 3.46
  • Shots: 31.61
  • PP/PK Percentage: 15.79

Penguins vs Devils NHL Betting Trends

  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in the last 5 games when playing New Jersey
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in the last 5 games on the road
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • New Jersey is 2-5 SU in the last 7 games at home
  • The total went OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Keep it simple NHL hockey betting buffs, Pittsburgh is clearly the better team at both ends of the ice and they’d like nothing better than to put the pedal to the metal as they get set for the postseason. The Devils are 2-5 in their last 7 home games while Pittsburgh has gone 11-5 in their last 16 against the Eastern Conference.

Sidney Crsoby and company won’t lose this and they’ll cover the Puck Line as well.

NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh 6 New Jersey 3