New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (39-23-6) at New Jersey Devils (28-28-12)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +149 / Pittsburgh Penguins -165 --- Over/Under: 6
TV: MSG+, ATTP
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Bryan Rust leads Pittsburgh with 27 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 48 assists and Kris Letang has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 105 goals on 1,033 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 72 goals on 949 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in 16 of their last 24 games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after splitting their last six games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 25 goals, Nikita Gusev has 31 assists and P.K. Subban has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 40 goals on 355 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 120 goals on 1,420 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in six of their last 16 games.
The Penguins are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Devils are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 18-37 in their last 55 games following a win and 5-21 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The over is 3-0-1 in Penguins last 4 overall. The under is 8-2 in Devils last 10 overall. The Penguins are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in New Jersey and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins should win this game when you consider their track record, but I'm not laying big juice with a Pittsburgh team that's piling up the losses out of nowhere and has looked bad on the road. We've faded the Pittsburgh Penguins all week in these spots, and while they probably won't last much longer, the big underdog payouts have been sweet. The New Jersey Devils have also won four of the last six meetings against the Penguins. Give me the home underdog.