New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Penguins (19-11-1) vs New Jersey Devils (10-14-4)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -219 / New Jersey Devils +191 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing five of their last seven 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 Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning seven of their last nine 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 Devils are 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 4-12 in their last 16 overall. The Penguins are 36-15 in their last 51 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The under is 4-0 in Devils last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 overall. The Devils are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh. The home team is 33-16 in the last 49 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils just can't get out of their own way and their offensive effort continues to come up short. The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a role right now, firing on all cylinders and they've been one of the better home teams in the league dating back to last season. I'm not trying to back the Devils in their current form and it doesn't matter how much plus money I'm getting. Give me the Penguins, and I'll take the PL for added value.
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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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