Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils 4-4-2023

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Penguins are set to hit the road and face off against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center tonight at 7 PM EST.


The Penguins are currently holding the final wild-card spot in the playoffs with a record of 38-29-10. In contrast, the Devils have been having a phenomenal season with a record of 48-21-8.


This will be the fourth time these teams have faced each other this season, with the Devils winning all three matches so far. The Penguins will have to step up their game if they want to change the tide and earn a victory tonight.


In their previous game, the Penguins proved to be a force to be reckoned with, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 with a strong performance from Rickard Rakell, who scored twice.


Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Brian Dumoulin also made significant contributions, each recording two assists. Casey DeSmith was solid in the net, stopping 31 out of 33 shots faced.


However, the Penguins have been struggling on the offensive end recently, scoring two or fewer goals in five of their last 10 games. Despite ranking fourth in shots per game, they only sit at 17th in goals per game.


The Penguins’ offense is led by Sidney Crosby with 88 points, Evgeni Malkin with 80 points, and Jake Guentzel with 35 goals and 34 assists.


The Penguins’ defense has also been lacking this season, ranking 18th in goals against per game and 25th in shots against per game.


Goaltending has been less than average as well, with Tristan Jarry holding a record of 22-11-6 with a 2.93 GAA and .909 SV%, and Casey DeSmith holding a record of 15-16-4 with a 3.17 GAA and .905 SV%.


  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches with the Devils.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The Penguins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road against New Jersey.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils Predictions 4/4/2023


New Jersey was a -105 odds in their previous game but they got smashed 6-1 by the Winnipeg Jets. Nico Hischier scored the lone goal. Vitek Vanecek got the start and allowed four goals on 21 shots faced.


He was pulled to begin the third period. MacKenzie Blackwood replaced Vanecek and he allowed two goals on six shots.


The offense has been very good for the Devils recently. They scored four or more goals in four of the last eight games. New Jersey ranks seventh in goals per game and fifth in shots per game.


Jack Hughes leads the team with 90 points. He also leads the team with 40 goals. Nico Hischier has 73 points and Jesper Bratt has 68 points.


The defense and goaltending have both been excellent for New Jersey. They rank ninth in goals against per game and fifth in shots against per game.


Vitek Vanecek has a record of 30-11-4 with a 2.52 GAA and .908 SV%. MacKenzie Blackwood has a record 


of 10-5-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .895 SV%. Dougie Hamilton has 20 goals and 51 assists this season. He ranks tied for third in points, second in goals, and tied for sixth in assists among all defensemen in the league.


New Jersey is second in the Metropolitan division and they trail the first-place Carolina Hurricanes by three points in the division.


The Devils rank top 10 in goals per game, shots per game, goals against per game, and shots against per game. New Jersey is a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.


  • The total went OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 games.
  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 6 matches with Pittsburgh.
  • The New Jersey Devils are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games at home. 

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils. The NHL pick for this game is the New Jersey Devils. New Jersey asserted its dominance over Pittsburgh in recent head-to-head matchups, winning in their last four encounters.


In particular, the Devils enjoyed a perfect record against the Pens this season, winning all three of their clashes.


Meanwhile, Pittsburgh’s offense has been struggling lately, failing to score more than two goals in half of their last ten games.


The Penguins found themselves on the back foot in games where they are not favored this season, posting a discouraging 3-17-2 record.


Conversely, New Jersey’s defense and goaltending have been exceptional, boasting a top-ten goals-against average and fifth-best shots-against average in the league.


In particular, Vitek Vanecek has been outstanding on the net, with a 30-11-4 record, a 2.52 goals-against average, and a .908 save percentage.


Pittsburgh has stumbled, losing six out of their last ten games, whereas New Jersey has thrived at home and against their opponents, Pittsburgh. Given these factors, New Jersey is likely to emerge victorious in this matchup.


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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New Jersey Devils 4/4/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ


Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023




NHL Odds: New Jersey Devils -135


NHL Totals: 6.5


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