Penguins vs. Devils - 1/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (25-19-5) at Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -161 / New Jersey Devils +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, ROOT
The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The New Jersey Devils look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 20 goals, Michael Cammalleri has 24 assists and Adam Henrique has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has given up 83 goals on 1,160 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 22 goals on 226 shots. Schneider has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 23 goals, Sidney Crosby has 24 assists and Phil Kessel has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 80 goals on 1,036 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 25 goals on 306 shots. Fleury has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Metropolitan and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 10-26 in their last 36 vs. Metropolitan. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Devils have played some solid hockey over the last week, but that doesn't mean they're ready to go on the road and beat a qualiy Penguins squad. Pittsburgh is very tough to beat at home and I expect that to continue here.