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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils - 2/27/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils (32-22-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (36-23-4)
Date & Time Tuesday February 27, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -210 / New Jersey Devils +188 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
MSG+
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The PPG PAINTS Arena and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New Jersey Devils in a Tuesday NHL tilt. 

The New Jersey Devils are looking to begin another hot streak and move up the standings in the Metropolitan. New Jersey had dropped back to back games before getting back in the win column following a 2-1 win versus the Islanders where Jordan Eberle scored in the second for New York.

The Devils trailed until 6:35 of the third period when Kyle Palmieri scored the equalizer before Palmieri lit the lamp once again with the winner at 11:11. Taylor Hall gave New Jersey a pair of assists and Keith Kinkaid picked up the win with 30 saves while Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots in defeat.

The Metropolitan has become very top heavy and the third place Pittsburgh Penguins are challenging for the top spot. Pittsburgh comes off of a 6-5 loss at Florida where Evgeni Malkin scored twice with Carl Hagelin. Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust also joining the scoring column. Tristan Jarry gave up four goals for Pitt with Matt Murray stopping12-14.

The Panthers scoring explosion featured a hat trick from Evgenii Dadonov with Vincent Trocheck, Jamie McGinn and Derek McKenzie also finding the back of the net. Aleksander Barkov added three assists and Keith Yandle posted two helpers for Florida to make a winner of Roberto Luongo and his 32 stops. 

Under is 3-0-1 in Devils last 4 overall and Devils are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and Devils are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 5-0 in Penguins last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 overall and Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and Devils are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Pittsburgh and under is 14-6-2 in the last 22 meetings. 

The Penguins have been hot for awhile and there is no reason to believe the team won’t continue their run…

Pick:
Pittsburgh -.5 // will update

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