Penguins vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 4/2/2024

The Pittsburgh Penguins (33-30-11) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (36-34-4) on Tuesday, April 2nd. 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 Sabres. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Penguins vs Devils

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The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog, the Penguins have gone 11-15-4 this season. Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 5-5 and are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. On the road, the Penguins have a record of 13-17-7.

Overall, Pittsburgh has gone 33-30-11 and are in 6th place in the Metropolitan Division. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Penguins have gone 19-24 this season. Over their last three games, Pittsburgh has gone 2-1.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has a puck line record of 17-13 this season and 34-40 overall. So far, the team has 23 wins by multiple goals and 10 wins by just one goal.

Currently, the Penguins have a puck line mark of 5-5 over their last ten games and their average scoring margin on the road is -.3 goals per contest. Overall, Pittsburgh’s puck line record on the road is 17-20.

Facing the Rangers in their last game, the Penguins won by a score of 5-2. The Penguins scored two goals in the first period against the Rangers and found the net three times in the 3rd period. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 20 shots on goal and had 1 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Pittsburgh came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Devils have gone 17-18-2, and they are 27-20-2 when favored. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5, and they are 36-34-4 overall.

With 76 points, the Devils are 12th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Against teams from the East, the Devils are 21-22, and they have gone 11-11 in divisional games. Over their last three games, the Devils have gone 2-1.

At home this season, the Devils have a puck line record of just 8-29 and have gone 4-6 in their last ten games on the puck line. So far, New Jersey has 23 wins by multiple goals and 28 losses by multiple goals. Their average scoring margin at home this year is at -0.3 goals per contest.

So far, the Devils have gone 15-34 against the puck line when favored and have dropped two straight games against the puck line as the favorite. In their last ten games at home, New Jersey has gone 3-2 on the puck line and 27-47 on the season.

Coming off a 5-2 loss on the road to the Sabres, the Devils are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Devils got off to a good start by scoring two times in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 8 turnovers.

New Jersey was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. This season, the Penguins have a 20-18 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 12-11 record.

The Penguins’ over/under record this season is 31-38-5. For the season, they have had 42 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Devils are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Looking at how the Devils’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 29th in shorthanded goals.

So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 41-32-1. Coming into the game, they have played 42 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Pittsburgh defense takes on the Devils ranked 13th 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

Defensively, the Devils are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against New Jersey. They also are 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Penguins vs Devils Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Penguins offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Pittsburgh posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • New Jersey has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Devils have an puck line record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Penguins have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the puck line in these matchups is 1-2.

Penguins vs Devils Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Penguins to take down the Devils on the road. With the moneyline currently at +135, I’m placing my bet on the Penguins straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Penguins winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Penguins straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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