The Penguins and Devils are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Devils will host the game at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The over/under for this Metropolitan division contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Devils being favored by -1.5 at home against 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, April 2nd.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Penguins winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Penguins on the moneyline (+135)
  • The Penguins are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Pittsburgh Win on the Road?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Penguins are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, Pittsburgh has a record of 33-30-11, and they are 19-24 against other Eastern Conference teams. On the road this season, the Penguins have gone 13-17-7.

Over their last ten games, the Penguins have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games when listed as the underdog. For the season, the Penguins have been the underdog in 30 of their 74 games and have gone 11-15-4 in those games.

As the underdog, the Penguins have a puck line record of 17-13 this season, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.7 goals per game. So far, the team’s puck line record on the road is 17-20.

Overall, Pittsburgh has 23 wins by multiple goals and 21 losses by more than one goal. In their last ten games, the Penguins have a puck line record of 5-5, and their average scoring margin on the road is -.3 goals per game.

Games involving Pittsburgh have an average of 6 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 31-38-5.

Across their last three road contests, Pittsburgh has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Penguins come in averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, which is 23rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 6th in the league. The Pittsburgh offense is ranked 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 26th in the NHL.

Pittsburgh will be looking for a good game from Sidney Crosby who leads the team in scoring with 37 goals, ranking 15th in the NHL. Crosby also comes into the game with 45 assists.

The Devils defense is currently 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against New Jersey. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 30th with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. New Jersey, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 48 games in this season. His current record is 19-24, and his save percentage stands at 0.911%.

Do the Devils Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Devils have gone 17-18-2, and in the Eastern Conference, they are 21-22. Overall, New Jersey is 36-34-4, and they currently sit in 12th place in the conference and 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 5-5.

When favored this year, New Jersey has gone 27-20-2, but they come into this game having lost two straight games as the favorite. Against the Eastern Conference, the Devils have gone 11-11, and over their last three games, they have gone 2-1. For the season, they have scored 76 points.

As the favored team, the Devils have gone 15-34 vs. the puck line this year, and they have a puck line record of 27-47 overall. So far, they have 23 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by one goal. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

Overall, the Devils have an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game, and their average scoring differential at home is -.3 goals per contest. So far, they have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 3-2 in their last five.

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 41-32-1.

In their last three road games, Pittsburgh has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 23-16 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 12-17 record.

New Jersey’s current leading scorer is Jack Hughes. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 47th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 45 assists so far.

Defensively, the Devils come into the season ranked 20th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against New Jersey. For the season, they are ranked 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Jake Allen gets the start and has made 28 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-15, and his save percentage is 0.67%.