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New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Picks

The 2019 NHL hockey betting season continues this Monday night with an intriguing New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins contest. It’s pretty obvious that the Devils are in a rut seeing as how they’ve lost the last three consecutively and are 2-6 in their last 8. However, the same can be said about the Guins who are 1-3 in their last 4 and have subsequently lost their Top 3 ranking within the Metropolitan. So what kind of turnout can we expect this Monday night? Let’s check up on the NHL legal betting odds to find out.

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Monday, January 28th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Devils +1½ (-130) 6½ (-105)   +195
Penguins -1½ (+110) 6½ (-115) -235
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New Jersey Devils        

The Devils lea into this evening’s contest sporting an 18-23-7 record that ranks them dead last in the Metropolitan. Currently 20 points behind thee division leading New York Islanders, it’s pretty clear that the Devils will not make the postseason this year. The only question is whether or not they’ll be able to give the Guins a run for their money on the road this Monday night. Seeing as how the Devils are 5-4-1 in their last 10 versus their divisional rival, it’s clear this matchup could go either way. After all, Pittsburgh isn’t having the best of luck as of late. Tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are pegging New Jersey as a heavy underdog. This is to be expected however, since the Penguins are a much better team. Right now the Devils are averaging 2.90 per game, so they’ll definitely have a tough time keeping up with the 3.50 that Pittsburgh is averaging.

Players to Watch: Kyle Palmieri (22 G, 16 A, 38 PTS.), Taylor Hall (11 G, 26 A, 37 PTS.), and Nico Hischier (13 G, 19 A, 32 PTS.).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins swim into this evening’s Metropolitan matchup sporting a 26-16-6 record that grants them 58 points on the season. That 58 point tally isn’t enough to crack the top 3 of the division, falling just short at the No. 4 spot. However, Pittsburgh isn’t all that far from getting back into the top 3 since the 3rd seeded Blue Jackets have 59 on the year. And since Pittsburgh is facing the meager Devils at home this evening, it’s more likely than not that they snag that No. 3 spot this Monday night. The odds are siding with them heavily but taking Pittsburgh straight up is still a great choice tonight.

Players to Watch: Sidney Crosby (21 G, 36 A, 57 PTS.), Phil Kessel (20 G, 33 A, 53 PTS.), and Evgeni Malkin (14 G, 38 A, 52 PTS.).

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • New Jersey is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • New Jersey is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games on the road
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup? All things considered, making a teaser bet off the Penguins tonight is your best course of action. They’ll definitely come out on top and they’re more than likely to cover that 1 ½ goal spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 Pittsburgh.