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Devils vs. Penguins Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/22/23

Pittsburgh Penguins (23-15-7) vs. New Jersey Devils (29-12-4)
January 22, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -134 / Pittsburgh Penguins +114; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.

Odds

The New Jersey Devils are -134 home favorites while Pittsburgh is a +114 road underdog with the total in this game set at 6.5 goals.

Injuries

The Penguins have a lot of recently updated injuries, with Kasperi Kapanen out indefinitely with a lower body injury and Ryan Poehling out indefinitely as well with an upper body injury. Jan Rutta is out indefinitely with an upper body injury as well while Kris Letang is out for a couple of weeks with a lower body injury. For New Jersey, the Devils haven’t had a new face pop up on the injury report since John Marino was ruled out indefinitely with an upper body injury back in late-December.

Matchup history

New Jersey has won back-to-back meetings between these two teams, with their 4-2 win over the Penguins back on December 30th, 2022 making it five straight wins for the road team head-to-head in this matchup.

Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 division games while the under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. New Jersey is 1-8 in their last 9 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall.

Pick

I’m sticking with Pittsburgh here. The Devils can’t play all of their games on the road and while Pittsburgh’s struggled in spots, they looked a lot better getting Tristan Jarry back between the pipes and I think that lifts the Penguins up here, especially when the road team’s won 5 straight in this matchup. Give me the Penguins.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Pittsburgh +114

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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