Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils - 3/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (10-13-4) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (18-11-1)
Game Info: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +133 / Pittsburgh Penguins -153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 12 goals, Sidney Crosby has 18 assists and Bryan Rust has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 59 goals on 632 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 22 goals on 259 shots.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with nine goals, Ty Smith has 12 assists and Jack Hughes has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 45 goals on 463 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 23 goals on 287 shots.
The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The Devils are 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-12 in their last 16 overall. The under is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Devils last 4 overall. The Penguins are 9-19 in the last 28 meetings in New Jersey. The home team is 33-16 in the last 49 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are not only playing their best hockey of the season right now, but they've won 14 of their last 17 games in the favorite role. The New Jersey Devils have had some success against the Penguins over the years, which includes a win on Thursday, but they've had issues stringing wins together this season, they don't win in the underdog role and they've lost 11 of their last 13 games at home. I'll lay the juice with the Penguins on the road.
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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -153
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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