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Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils 4/9/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds & Info

Game New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date & Time Friday April 9, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Prudential Center Prudential Center, Newark, USA
Latest odds
PIT -173 ; O/U 6
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The Penguins are 24-13-2 on the year after dropping the last 2 games. Pittsburgh is the 4th best offensive team in the NHL scoring 3.33 goals per game on 29.72 shots. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins offense with team highs in Points and Assists, while Jake Guentzel boasts a team high 17 goals.

The Penguins rank 14th in the NHL allowing 2.82 goals , while opponents take 29.69 shots on goal per game. Pittsburgh has allowed 7.5 goals per game over the last 2 outings resulting in the current 2 game losing streak.

The New Jersey Devils have struggled all year coming into this game 13-18-6 on the year , while losing 4 straight games. Much of the New Jersey struggle comes from lack of offense as the team scores 2.46 goals per game ranking 28th in the NHL. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in points scored , while Miles Wood and Ty Smith boast team highs in Goals and Assists.

New Jersey has been bad on defense all year allowing opponents to score 3.19 goals per game on 31.57 shots on goal. New Jersey has allowed 16 goals over the last 4 games, resulting in 4 goals per game leading to the 4 game skid the team is currently on .

Recent Betting Trends

  •  Penguins are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
  • Penguins are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against teams with a losing record
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 Pittsburgh road games
  • Devils are 7-19 SU in their last 26 games
  • Under is 6-2 in last 8 home games for New Jersey

Free NHL Pick:

Pittsburgh Penguins -173

The Penguins are the much better team here and need to win games like this to get into the post season. New Jersey has struggled immensely as of late and will not be able to contend with the 4th ranked offense in the NHL, as New Jersey scores  less than 2.5 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 5-1.

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