Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Apr 6, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Timo Meier (96) skates with the puck during the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Prudential Center.
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We have your Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road to face the New Jersey Devils.

The New Jersey Devils (32-32-4) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (30-28-9) in a clash of Eastern Conference rivals looking to improve their playoff positioning. With both teams on the fringe of the wild-card race, this matchup could be a critical turning point in their seasons.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils Odds Info

Moneyline: Pittsburgh Penguins +115 (PointsBet) / New Jersey Devils -140 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Pittsburgh Penguins -225 (BetMGM) / New Jersey Devils +180 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.5 – -115 (BetMGM) / -105 (BetMGM)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: Prudential Center – Newark, NJ


Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 12 wins and 20 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 11 wins and 16 losses.
  • This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have hit 30 overs and 37 unders.

New Jersey Devils Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the New Jersey Devils have 15 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the New Jersey Devils have 26 wins and 20 losses.
  • This season, the New Jersey Devils have hit 38 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins have faced off five times, with the Devils emerging victorious in all encounters. These matchups span from December 30, 2022, to November 16, 2023. The Devils have demonstrated a consistent ability to outperform the Penguins, both as the home team and as visitors, with three wins on the road and two at home. When it comes to betting statistics, New Jersey has also shown dominance against the spread, covering it in four out of the five games, while Pittsburgh has only managed to cover once. The total score of the games has varied, with the Over hitting twice and the Under hitting three times. Key statistics from these games reveal that the Devils have been strong in the faceoff circle and have capitalized on power play opportunities more effectively than the Penguins. The goaltending matchup has often favored the Devils as well, with their goalies posting higher save percentages in the majority of the games.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on November 16, 2023, where the New Jersey Devils secured a decisive 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game unfolded with Bryan Rust of the Penguins scoring the opening goal, but the Devils responded swiftly with Curtis Lazar equalizing the score. The teams traded goals once more before New Jersey pulled away in the third period with goals from Jesper Bratt, Alexander Holtz, and Tyler Toffoli. The Devils showcased their prowess on the power play, scoring two goals with the man advantage, while the Penguins failed to convert on their power play chances. The Devils also dominated faceoffs, winning 57.1% to the Penguins’ 42.9%. New Jersey’s goalie, Vitek Vanecek, had a strong performance with a save percentage of 0.913, facing 23 shots and allowing only two goals.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils Predictions

The Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at the Prudential Center with a recent upswing in form, having won their last game and looking to build on that momentum. Sidney Crosby continues to lead the team in points, and his presence on the ice remains a significant factor for the Penguins’ success. The team’s offensive capabilities, bolstered by the likes of Crosby and defenseman Erik Karlsson, will be crucial as they face a Devils squad that has had their number in recent matchups. However, Pittsburgh’s inconsistent defense, which has seen them hovering around the middle of the league in goals against, will need to tighten up against a Devils team that can score in bunches.

The New Jersey Devils, on the other hand, are coming off a two-game losing streak and will be eager to get back to winning ways in front of their home crowd. Jesper Bratt has been a standout performer for the Devils this season, leading the team in goals, assists, and points. The Devils’ power play has been a weapon they’ve effectively utilized in past games against the Penguins, and they’ll likely look to capitalize on those opportunities once again. Defensively, the Devils have struggled, ranking near the bottom of the league in goals against, which could provide an opening for the Penguins’ attack.

This game features a key matchup between the Devils’ top scorer, Jesper Bratt, and the Penguins’ defensive corps, led by Karlsson. Both teams have had their struggles on defense, which suggests that the game could be a high-scoring affair. The goaltending matchup will also be critical, as both teams will need strong performances from their netminders to secure the win. With playoff implications on the line, expect both teams to come out with a sense of urgency in what promises to be an exciting Eastern Conference showdown.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils Pick

The New Jersey Devils have a strong track record against the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning all of their last five encounters. This dominance is not only reflected in their victories but also in their ability to cover the spread in four out of those five games. The Devils’ power play efficiency and faceoff prowess have been key factors in their success, and with the Penguins’ defense being less than stellar this season, it’s likely that New Jersey will exploit these advantages once again. Furthermore, the Devils’ leading scorer, Jesper Bratt, has been in fine form, and his contributions will be vital in overcoming the Penguins’ challenge.

Despite the Devils’ recent two-game losing streak, they have the home-ice advantage and a motivation to bounce back in front of their fans. The Penguins, while coming off a win, have shown inconsistency throughout the season, particularly on the defensive end. Considering the historical head-to-head data and the current form of both teams, the New Jersey Devils moneyline bet presents a compelling choice for this matchup. The Devils are due for a strong performance to maintain their playoff hopes, and their recent history against the Penguins suggests they have the upper hand in this contest.

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -140. (PointsBet)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New Jersey Devils Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Michael Bunting Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 +105 -135 2.7 2.59
Bryan Rust Points 0.5 7/10 -150 +120 1.0 1.01

New Jersey Devils

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Nico Hischier Points 0.5 8/10 -166 +130 1.3 1.20
Nico Hischier Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -150 +120 3.6 3.60
Erik Haula Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 +120 -150 2.7 2.74
Jack Hughes Assists 0.5 7/10 -150 +120 0.8 0.81
Nico Hischier Assists 0.5 7/10 +130 -166 1.0 1.00
Timo Meier Points 0.5 7/10 -145 +114 1.2 1.20