Penguins vs. Devils - 3/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (35-31-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (40-24-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins / New Jersey Devils --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, ROOT
The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The New Jersey Devils look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 27 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 51 goals on 504 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 31 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 234 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 123 goals on 1,567 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Penguins are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win. The Devils are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins are downright rolling with the playoffs right around the corner, and the Devils haven't had any recent success in Pittsburgh. Give me the home team for a seventh straight victory.