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Penguins vs. Devils - 12/2/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Jersey Devils (9-11-4) at Pittsburgh Penguins (16-5-2)
Date & Time Tuesday December 2, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -238 / New Jersey Devils +215 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins play Tuesday at the CONSOL Energy Center.

The New Jersey Devils have lost four straight and losing progress in their division. The Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed 15 goals in their last four games. The New Jersey Devils are 6-8 on power play killing in their last two contests and have lost 13 straight games when allowing at least three goals. Cory Schneider has allowed 57 goals on 667 shots faced Scott Clemmensen has given up eight goals on 54 shots. Offensively, the Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and have scored three power play goals in their last four games. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 10 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 11 assists and Damon Severson has 62 shots on goal. The Devils have lost eight of their last 10 road games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won three of their last four games and are first place in the Metropolitan. The Penguins are averaging 3.4 goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t scored a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games but have won 12 of their last 13 games overall when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist have combined for 22 goals, Sidney Crosby has 24 assists and Chris Kunitz has 53 shots on goal. The Penguins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in four of their last eight games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 40 goals on 523 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 12 goals on 165 shots.

The Devils are 22-50 in their last 72 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 13-4 in their last 17 overall and 80-35 in their last 115 home games. The Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and the home team is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings. 

The Penguins should crush the Devils without much effort here. If picking this game, I suggest taking the spread in order to give you more value for your buck. 

Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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