New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins - 4/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (30-14-3) vs New Jersey Devils (14-26-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -270 / New Jersey Devils +239 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Saturday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The New Jersey Devils need a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 14 goals, Jesper Bratt has 20 assists and Jack Hughes has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 83 goals on 827 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 38 goals on 377 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 20 goals, Sidney Crosby has 34 assists and Bryan Rust has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 83 goals on 884 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 42 goals on 470 shots.

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The Devils are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 17-36 in their last 53 overall. The Penguins are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 8-3 in Devils last 11 overall. The over is 7-3 in Penguins last 10 overall. The Devils are 8-17 in the last 25 meetings in Pittsburgh and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils continue to pile up the losses, have provided zero value in the underdog role and they feel like a team that's counting the days until the offseason. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been money at home and in the favorite role dating back to last season and they've won five of the seven meetings this season against the Devils, which includes four straight wins. The Penguins beat the Devils 5-1 on Thursday. Early games also usually heavily favor the home team. Give me the Penguins and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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