Devils vs. Penguins Prediction
Tonight's Devils-Penguins game at 7:00PM ET from Consol Energy Center should be a high-scoring affair despite where the over/under is listed at sports books.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the total is currently sitting at 5 goals while the Penguins are -270 on the money line to beat the Devils (+220). New Jersey enters play tonight with a 5-5-0 record over its last 10 games while Pittsburgh is 8-2-0 over its last 10 contests.
When the Devils score two goals or less in a game, their following contest has gone over the total in four of their last five. The over has also cashed in six of the team's last eight road games and is 5-1 in the Devils' last six games following a win.
The over has also hit frequently in recent Pittsburgh home games. The over is 4-1-1 in the Penguins' last six home games and is 3-1-1 in their last five games overall. For one reason or another, the over is also 6-0-1 in the Pens' last seven games played on Thursday.
Sidney Crosby was chosen as the first star of the week after he notched two goals and five assists in four contests. He hit the 30-goal mark for the seventh time in 11 seasons and extended his point streak to 12 consecutive games as well. Crosby and Co. should light the lamp plenty tonight.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: DEVILS/PENGUINS OVER 5