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NHL Betting Preview & Odds of New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Betting Analysis

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The year’s online NHL betting action continues this evening with an enticing New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup. The Pittsburgh Penguins are seeing if they can create some separation in the Metropolitan playoff race. On the other hand, the Devils are looking to create a compelling argument for a Wild Card berth. Let’s take a look at what tonight’s teaser sports betting odds are predicting.

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Friday, March 23rd

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: NHL Network

Stream: NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Devils +1½ (-160) 6 (-120) +175
Penguins -1½ (+140) 6 (EV) -210
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New Jersey Devils

The Devils leap into this Friday night pairing with a 37-28-8 record that ranks them 5th in the Metropolitan Division. Additionally, the Devils come in riding a 2-game losing streak. All in all, New Jersey has amassed 82-points on the year. This places them 11-points behind the division-leading Washington Capitals. However, the Devs only need 7-points to take the lead in the Wild Card race. A win this evening would certainly help. Nonetheless, this evening’s pairing marks the 3rd time this season these two have met. And with the Guins wining the first two decisively, it’s easy to understand why they’re pegged as an online NHL betting underdog this evening.

Players to Watch: Taylor Hall (32 G, 46 A, 78 PTS), Nico Hischier (16 G, 30 A, 48 PTS), and Kyle Palmieri (20 G, 16 A, 36 PTS).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Guins slide into this evening’s contest flashing a 42-27-5 record that ranks them 2nd overall in the Metropolitan. So far this season, the Penguins have racked up 89-points on the year. This ranks them but 4-points away from division-leading Washington. Clearly the Penguins have an opportunity to snag the No. 1 seed in the division. Heck, just making the playoffs would be a win for the Penguins. After all, they did just get done winning back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. Can they make it three for three?

Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (41 G, 50 A, 91 PTS), Phil Kessel (29 G, 53 A, 82 PTS), and Sidney Crosby (24 G, 55 A, 79 PTS).

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • New Jersey is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey’s last 12 Games
  • New Jersey is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 Road Games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 17-8 SU in its last 25 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 Games
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Picks

So, which way should sportsbook players bet in tonight’s New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins contest? All things considered, it’s looking like Pittsburgh is the way to go. Luckily, the odds out on the Guins aren’t all that bad. This makes them a decent straight up option this Friday night. Sign up now to make this NHL wagering prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-1 Pittsburgh. The Penguins pick up the home win and cover the spread.

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