New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 11/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (10-6-0) at New Jersey Devils (9-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, MSG+
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday night at the Prudential Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a nice road win after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power plays. Phil Kessel leads Pittsburgh with six goals, Evgeni Malkin has eight assists and Patric Hornqvist has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 28 goals on 405 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up four goals on 84 shots. Fleury has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils look to keep the puck rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with eight goals, Kyle Palmieri has eight assists and Mike Cammalleri has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 28 goals on 367 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up eight goals on 75 shots. Schneider has allowed two goals in each of his last five games.
The Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Devils are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Penguins are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in New Jersey and the home team is 23-5 in the last 28 meetings.
The Devils are playing some solid hockey right now and are catching the Penguins on the end of a back-to-back. Should be a good game, but I'm siding with the home team here.