The Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Prudential Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Devils listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Bruins, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.
Milan Lucic potted two markers for Boston in its 5-2 loss to San Jose on Tuesday night.
San Jose upset Boston as +110 road underdogs as the game played over the 5.5-goal total listed by oddsmakers.
Zach Parise scored twice and collected two assists as the Devils defeated the Islanders 4-2 on Wednesday. The Devils won the game as a -320 favorite, while the six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).
Jamie Langenbrunner added a pair of goals for the Devils, and Kevin Weekes stopped 23 shots in that win.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
New Jersey has won 2 straight games.
New Jersey: 35-17-3
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After a loss are 7-3
New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Buffalo are 8-2
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
Boston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Boston’s last 24 games on the road
Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 7 games
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston at Nashville, Saturday, February 14
New Jersey home to San Jose, Sunday, February 15