Bet Jamaica NHL Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils

by Dirty on March 17, 2010

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New Jersey Devils meet at Prudential Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Devils listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Penguins, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

The Penguins defeated Tampa Bay 2-1 as a -170 favorite on Sunday. The three goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (6)

Sergei Gonchar scored the game-winning goal for Pittsburgh and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves in the win.

David Clarkson had a goal and an assist to lift the Devils over the Bruins 3-2 on Monday night.

New Jersey cashed as -160 home favorites, while the game resulted in a PUSH on the 5-goal total set by sportsbooks.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 41-23-5
New Jersey: 41-24-3

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games on the road
New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey’s last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Boston, Thursday, March 18
New Jersey at Toronto, Thursday, March 18

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