Penguins vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 3/19/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (30-28-9) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (32-32-4) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Penguins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win

As the Penguins head into tonight’s game, they are 12th in the Eastern Conference with 69 points. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 30-28-9 and has gone 16-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. On the road, the Penguins are 12-15-5 this year.

Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone just 3-7 and has lost six straight games as the underdog. For the season, the Penguins have been the underdog in 25 of their 67 games, going 9-13-3 in those games. In their last three games, Pittsburgh has gone 2-1.

As the underdog, the Penguins have a puck line record of 14-11 this season. On the road, their puck line mark sits at 15-17. So far, Pittsburgh has 21 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins’ puck line record is 4-6. In their last five games, their puck line mark is 2-3. On the road, the team has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten contests.

In their most recent game, the Penguins hosted the Red Wings and secured a 6-3 victory. Throughout the game against the Red Wings, Penguins’ offense managed to score in every single period. Out of Pittsburgh’s six goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 38 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

Pittsburgh came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Devils have gone 15-17-2, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 18-20. Overall, New Jersey enters the game with a record of 32-32-4, which has them in 13th place in the conference and 7th place in the Metropolitan Division.

Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone just 3-7, and they come into this game on a two-game losing streak. As the favorite this season, New Jersey has gone 26-18-2, and they have been favored in 46 of their 68 games.

At home this season, the Devils have a puck line record of just 6-28 and their average scoring margin is at -.4 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has 13 wins by multiple goals and 26 losses by more than one goal.

So far, the Devils have gone 23-45 against the puck line, including a mark of 14-32 when favored. Over their last ten games, New Jersey has a puck line record of just 3-7.

Following a 3-1 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Devils are eager to bounce back. On offense, the Devils did not find the net in the first or second period but scored one goal in the third period. Against Vegas, New Jersey’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 21 shots on goal overall.

Entering the game as the underdog, New Jersey not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Penguins come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Penguins offense is 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

The Penguins come in with an over/under record of 27-35-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.9 per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 11th in the league. In terms of the Devils’ offense during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

For the season, the over/under record of the Devils’ stands at 37-30-1. They have had 38 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Pittsburgh defense takes on the Devils ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. They also are 1st in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 6.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 24th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.

Penguins vs Devils Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 0-5 while averaging 1 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Devils have an puck line mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. New Jersey posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Penguins have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.

Penguins vs Devils Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Penguins to secure a victory over the Devils on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +113, I’m locking in my bet on the Penguins straight-up.

Our projections have the Penguins pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Penguins, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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