According to NHL betting odds the Penguins are a -180 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.0. These two clubs have seen just 8 of their last 31 meetings go over the total. New Jersey is 4-1 in their last 5 head-to-head battles with Pittsburgh. The home team has won 19 of the last 26-games between these two clubs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to roll along having won 6 of their last 7-games overall. They’re coming off a 2-1 home win on Monday night over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Marc-Andre Fleury was once again stellar in goal stopping 32 of 33 Columbus shots on net. Fleury had his shutout spoiled when Columbus scored with just 0:56 left in the 3rd period. In 26 starts this season Fleury has an outstanding 2.01 GAA, and a .922 save percentage. The Penguins are currently on top of the 8-team Metropolitan Division with a 7-point lead over the second place team, the Washington Capitals. The Penguins special teams have been nothing short of terrific as they rank 2nd in the NHL on the power play, and are 1st with their penalty killing.
Having a Devil of a Time
The New Jersey Devils enter tonight having lost 4 of their last 5, and 7 of the last 10-games overall. Their most recent game was a 5-4 loss at Columbus on Wednesday night. The Devils squandered a 3-1 lead in that contest, and allowed the winning goal with just 1:31 left in the 3rd period. They’ve now gone over the total in 3 of their last 4, and have stayed under the total in just 2 of their last 8-games. This will be the final of a 3-game in 7-day road swing for the Devils. They return to the Prudential Center tomorrow night to begin a 3-game home stand, and they will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
NHL Totals Super System
Any road team with a total of 5.0 or less that’s playing in the first half of the season, they’re coming off a 1-goal loss versus a division opponent, and they have a losing record on the money line for the season has seen 48 of those 67-games (71.6%) go over the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. Let's see if this NHL pick holds the value we think it does, take the over.
Free Pick: Devils/Penguins to go over the total of 5.0