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Devils vs. Penguins - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins (22-8-5) at New Jersey Devils (12-18-7)

NHL Hockey: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: New Jersey Devils +136 / Pittsburgh Penguins -150 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils play Monday night at the Prudential Center.

The Pittsburgh Penguins remain in first place in their division despite splitting their last six games. The Penguins are averaging three goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have one power play goal in their last five games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 16 goals, Sidney Crosby has 27 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are 12-12 on power play kills in their last three games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 59 goals on 823 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 18 goals on 223 shots faced.

Devils vs. Penguins - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Jersey Devils have lost eight of their last nine games and continue to drop in the rankings. The Devils are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored two goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have one power play goals in their last five games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 15 assists and Marek Zidlicky has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Keith Kinkaid has allowed seven goals on 114 shots faced and Cory Schneider has given up 79 goals on 953 shots.

The Penguins are 72-33 in their last 105 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Devils are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and 17-41 in their last 58 Monday games. The Penguins are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in New Jersey and the home team is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings.

It's not like the Penguins are pleying great hockey recently and they've been absolutely awful playing in New Jersey. I like the value of the plus money and the home team here. 

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New Jersey Devils +136

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