Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Devils vs Rangers NHL Odds
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(24-29-5) New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers (26-26-6)
Date: Saturday February 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: NYR -155 | Devils +130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The New York Rangers continue to switch wins for losses in their last six games. After returning home from a four-game road stretch, the Rangers were flattened at home by the Minnesota Wild in their last outing as Minnesota was able to seal the victory with two goals in the final period.
On the other hand, the New Jersey Devils find themselves in last place within the Metropolitan Division. However, unlike the Rangers, The Devils have won three of their last four games after picking up a victory over the Ottawa Senators in shutout fashion.
New Jersey Devils
Again, while it is true that the New Jersey Devils have had a rough go of it thus far in the season, they have since straightened up their act and going 3-1 in their last four games. Much of this can be attributed to their defense, which has only allowed nine goals in their last four outings, including obtaining a shutout versus the Senators.
In this contest, Travis Sajek got the scoring started for New Jersey in the first period while Steven Santini also contributed a goal during this time. The Devil’s also obtained two goals in the second quarter as well as this would complete the scoring for the contest.
In all, the Devils picked up their second shutout victory of the season as they were able to obtain 24 shots on goal in the first two quarters alone. Leading goal scorer for New Jersey in Kyle Palmieri has scored two goals in the last four outings for the Devils.
Also, Palmieri has also it assisted in five goals for the team while also racking up five points during this time. It will be important to note that the Devils have dropped two of their last three road games entering this contest.
New York Rangers
The New York Rangers have simply struggled much too often recently in dropping six of their last 10, overall. As stated, they have switched out wins for losses in recent outings as they fell to the Minnesota Wild in their last time out.
Pavel Buchnevich scored on a power-play goal for New York early in the second period after the Wild went up by a 1-0 score. However, this would be the last score for the New York Rangers for the contest as Minnesota would tack on yet another goal in the second quarter while also posting two in the final period en route to the victory.
And Wild Henrik Lungqvist had 31 saves on the night with a .912 save percentage, the Wild was able to obtain 31 shots on goal for the night compared to 30 for the Rangers. Also, the Rangers continue to ranked in the bottom tier of teams within the league as it relates to major offensive and defensive categories.
They have also dropped four of their last six home games as they prepare to take on the New Jersey Devils. However, unfortunately enough for the Rangers, they have only scored just 14 goals in their last six home games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings
- Devils are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
- Under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in New York.
- Home team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
Look for the under to be the play in this contest versus two teams that has struggled on both sides of the ice throughout the season. As stated, the Rangers are ranked 23rd and 28th in the league in shots on goal along with goals per game. On the other hand, the Devils have struggled as well in this area. In all, look for the under to be the strong play in this matchup as the Devils will squeak out a slim victory due to a 2-1 score.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Devils 2 – Rangers 1
The Rangers have played horrible at MSG lately and will struggle to find shots in this matchup as well. The Devils as stated, have also had their fair share of issues in this area as well, yet, will edge the Rangers on Saturday in a victory.
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