Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Penguins versus the Devils? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Devils are favored by -1.5 vs. the Penguins.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Penguins.
  • We like the Penguins on the moneyline (+113)
  • The Penguins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Does Pittsburgh Have What it Takes on the Road?

With their overall record of 30-28-9, the Penguins sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. In conference play, Pittsburgh has gone 16-22 this season. Over their last ten games, the Penguins have struggled, going just 3-7. On the road, Pittsburgh has a record of 12-15-5 for the year.

As the underdog, the Penguins have gone 9-13-3 this season. Currently, Pittsburgh is in the midst of a six-game losing streak as the underdog. Over their last five games, the Penguins have gone 2-3, and they have won two straight games when they have been favored.

On the road this season, the Penguins have a puck line record of 15-17 and an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. Overall, their puck line record is 31-36, and they have 21 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Pittsburgh has been the underdog in 25 games, going 14-11 against the puck line in those contests. In their last ten games, the Penguins’ puck line record is 4-6, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line on the road.

Games involving Pittsburgh have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Penguins come in with a record of 27-35-5.

Through their last three road games, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

On the offensive side, the Penguins are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 25th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. Looking at how the Penguins’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 26th in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.

Pittsburgh’s leading goal scorer is Sidney Crosby. So far this season, he has 33 goals, placing him 15th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 35 assists so far.

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 14th in takeaways, averaging 6.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 24th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.

Goalie Tristan Jarry gets the start and has made 46 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-22, and his save percentage is 0.918%.

Can New Jersey Pull Off a Home Win?

At 68 games played, the Devils are sitting in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and 7th place in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, their record is 32-32-4, and they have gone 18-20 against other Eastern Conference teams. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 3-7, and they have dropped their last two games.

When playing at home this season, New Jersey has gone 15-17-2, and they have been favored in 46 of their 68 games, going 26-18-2 in those games. Over their last five games, the Devils have gone 1-4, and they have gone 1-2 in their last three games.

At home, the Devils have gone 6-28 vs. the puck line and have an overall mark of 23-45 on the puck line. So far, New Jersey has an average scoring differential of -.2 goals per game.

Across their last ten home games, the Devils have gone just 3-7 on the puck line and have dropped two straight games vs. the puck line. This season, New Jersey has gone 14-32 vs. the puck line as the favorite.

This season, New Jersey’s games are averaging 6.7 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.5. The Devils currently have an over/under record of 37-30-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. In terms of the Devils’ offense during power plays, they are 16th in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for New Jersey’s offense is Nico Hischier. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 66th in the NHL. Hischier also comes into the game with 30 assists.

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 14th in takeaways at 6.9 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.1 goals per game which is 24th in the NHL.

Heading into this matchup vs. Pittsburgh, goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has started 29 games in this season. His current record is 6-22, and his save percentage stands at 0.755%.