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Devils vs. Penguins - 3/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Penguins (39-20-10) at New Jersey Devils (29-29-11)
Date & Time Tuesday March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ROOT, MSG+, RSNE
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NHL | Pittsburgh Penguins (39-20-10) at New Jersey Devils (29-29-11)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday at the Prudential Center.

The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Penguins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have one power play goal in their last seven games and have won 10 straight when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 48 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal five of their last 10 games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 118 goals on 1,516 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 43 goals on 484 shots.

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 14 straight when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with 25 goals, Adam Henrique has 22 assists and Patrik Elias has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight games. Cory Schneider has allowed 126 goals on 1,733 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 27 goals on 318 shots.

The Penguins are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. Metropolitan and 100-49 in their last 149 vs. a team with a losing record. The Devils are 7-1 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The Penguins are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in New Jersey and the home team is 22-5 in the last 27 meetings.

The Penguins have been up-and-down throughout the season, especially lately. The Devils have been on fire on their home ice, so I like the home team here. 

Pick:
New Jersey Devils

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