Bruins vs Devils Betting (Dec. 28): Can Boston Defeat New Jersey Twice in One Week?

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As 2022 comes to a close, more NHL action is slated for Wednesday, Dec. 28, including a matchup between the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils. After all, they’ve been two of the top Eastern Conference teams at points throughout the season and are among the Stanley Cup favorites. In other words, die-hard hockey fans and bettors aren’t going to want to miss the latest Bruins vs Devils clash.

The Bruins’ winning streak came to an end at four games on Tuesday night as they lost 3-2, to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout. Boston hasn’t lost in regulation since Dec. 9, so it’ll be interesting to see if that trend continues tonight on the road.

On the other hand, the Devils haven’t seen much success lately, losing seven of their last eight games. They haven’t played a game since their 4-3 loss to the Bruins on Dec. 23, so it remains to be seen if the Devils actually learned anything from that defeat.

As with most notable matchups, there are plenty of betting opportunities in this Bruins vs Devils tilt. Here’s a look at BetOnline Sportsbook’s latest odds for the games, as well as a prediction and the best bet to make, courtesy of Betting News.

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Matchup Information and Betting Odds

Matchup Information

  • Matchup: Boston Bruins (27-4-3, 9-4-1 Away) vs. New Jersey Devils (22-10-2, 10-8-1 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Prudential Center (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Bruins vs Devils Info: TNT

Bruins vs Devils Odds

Game odds are via BetOnline as of Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 8:12 a.m. ET. Odds from other top online sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.


  • Boston Bruins +1.5 (-265)
  • New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+210)


  • Over 6.5 Goals (+100)
  • Under 6.5 Goals (-124)


  • Boston Bruins -110
  • New Jersey Devils -110

Boston Bruins vs New Jersey Devils Knights Betting Trends

  • Boston is 8-4 straight up in its last 12 road games.
  • New Jersey is 3-8 straight up in its last 11 home games against Boston.
  • The total has hit the under in 13 of Boston’s last 20 games played in November.
  • The total has hit the over in each of New Jersey’s last five games against Boston.

Bruins vs Devils Prediction and Picks

Bruins vs Devils Prediction: Bruins 4, Devils 2

Bruins vs Devils: Bruins ML (Best Value: -110 at BetOnline) & Bruins +1.5 (Best Value: -265 at BetOnline)

As mentioned above, it’s been less than a week since the Bruins’ 4-3 win over the Devils. It actually looked like it’d be a blowout after Boston was up 4-1 entering the third period, however, New Jersey nearly winded up tying in the game in the final frame.

Funny enough, that game took place at the Prudential Center, too. The Bruins have now won eight of their last 11 trips to the Devils’ arena and hope to add to that total tonight. What’s also impressive is that even when Boston lost to New Jersey in that span, each of those losses only came by one goal.

Having said that, I don’t expect the Devils’ fortunes to change tonight. After losing in a shootout last night, the Bruins are going to be more determined than ever to pick up a win.

Although winning on the road can be tough for most teams, the Bruins are 8-3-1 in their last 12 road games this season. Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak tend to show up when it counts the most away from home, recording 13 and 12 points, respectively, in each of their last 12 road contests.

Linus Ullmark will likely be in between the pipes for the Bruins as well, which gives them a bigger edge. The 29-year-old goaltender is 8-0-1 in his last 10 appearances, recording a 1.91 goals-against average (GAA) and .937 save percentage (SV%) with a shutout. Furthermore, he stopped 37-of-40 shots in last week’s victory against the Devils, proving that he can handle New Jersey on the road.

Can the Bruins beat the Devils on the road for the second time in a week?

It’s also hard to trust the Devils when they’ve been terrible at home lately. They’re 0-5 straight up in their last five games at Prudential Center, being outscored 20-11. In fact, the Devils allowed at least four goals in four of those outings.

What’s even more discouraging is that only eight different Devils players have scored in the last nine games. Players like Miles Wood and Erik Haula only have one goal apiece in that span while Jesper Bratt is only shooting at 7.1%. Until the Devils get more consistent scoring, I don’t like how they stack up against the Bruins.

At the end of the day, the Bruins have already shown that they can handle the Devils. The only thing is that they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas in the third period this time. As long as they stick to what works, victory should be the Bruins’ tonight.

As for the best bet, I’m loving the Bruins at -110 on the moneyline. With how poorly the Devils have been playing, this shouldn’t be a pick ‘em situation. Boston is better than the odds imply, so make sure to grab the Bruins on the ML while their odds are quite favorable.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

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