NHL Preview: New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

by Dirty on April 5, 2011

Betting on Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet at Consol Energy Centre.

Oddsmakers currently have the Penguins listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Devils, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 3-1 loser at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -145 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 46-25-8 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 16 games at home
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New Jersey:
Team record: 36-37-5 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh

When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
New Jersey home to Toronto, Wednesday, April 6
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, Friday, April 8

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