New Jersey Devils (14-26-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (30-14-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -270 / New Jersey Devils +239 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet in NHL action from the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The New Jersey Devils will look to rebound from a 5-1 loss to the Penguins in their last game. Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt each have 25 points with Zacha logging 10 goals and 15 assists while Bratt has a team-high 20 assists. Jack Hughes has 10 goals with 14 assists and Yegor Shangovich has 11 goals and 11 apples on the year. Myles Wood has a team-high 14 goals while Janne Kuokkanen and Ty smith each have 21 points as well with double-digit assists this season. As a team, New Jersey is averaging 2.9 goals on 29.6 shots with a 12.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.4 goals on 30.6 shots with a 70.1% success rate on the PK this season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 54 points including 19 goals and a team-high 35 assists while Jake Guentzel had 49 points with a team-high 20 goals with 29 assists. Bryan Rust and Kris LEtang each have 38 points with Rust logging 19 goals with 19 apples while Letang has 31 assists on the year. James McCann has 25 points with 12 goals and 13 assists while Evgeni Malkin’s got 24 points with 16 assists. As a team, Pittsburgh is averaging 3.4 goals on 29.9 shots with a 22.7% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 29.6 shots against with a 77.3% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
New Jersey is 17-36 in their last 53 games overall and 28-76 in their last 104 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 12-5 in their last 17 games following a win while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I get the allure of heavy plus money with the Devils, but New Jersey’s clearly mailed it in on the year and the Penguins are starting to look like playoff Pittsburgh that we’ve gotten used to seeing year after year. I think that the Penguins show up again here, so give me the Penguins -1.5 here.