Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 30 (12/30): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 31, 2022, 7:09:11 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Penguins money line||+110|
|Penguins spread||+1.5 (-225)|
|Devils money line||-130|
|Devils spread||-1.5 (+185)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Pittsburgh Penguins||New Jersey Devils|
|Road / home record||11-1-1||8-3-1|
|Goals per game||3.45||2.90|
|Goals allowed per game||2.48||2.58|
|Shots per game||35.5||34.7|
|Shots allowed per game||26.5||26.2|
|Over / under record||13-6-2||10-20-1|
The New Jersey Devils continue at home and will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at the PNC Arena. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Devils led 3-1.
The Penguins have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 4-3-2 at home so far with a 11-8-4 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a tough loss at home vs New Jersey as they lost in overtime 3-2. Guentzel and Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh. Jarry stopped 36 shots.
Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and 12 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has six goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils have lost 5 straight games but are 11-1-1 on the road so far with a 21-8-2 record overall ranking 1st in the Metropolitan division. They are 5-4-1 record in Metropolitan Division play and have an 8-3-1 record when they commit fewer penalties than their opponent.
Jack Hughes has 16 goals and 20 assists for the Devils. Nico Hischier has scored four goals and added two assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Devils are 4-4-2, averaging 3 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against New Jersey.
Pittsburgh are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games.
New Jersey are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home.on.
The Penguins have been struggling lately and are currently on a 5 game losing streak but they're still #1 in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are on a hot streak right now and are playing good at home. They rank #5 in defense in the NHL and have allowed only 1.6 goals per game in their last 5 games. With the Penguins struggling to score at this moment It's hard to trust them against a tough defense like New Jersey. Take the Devils to win.
PICK: Devils ML (-130)
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