Betting on today’s Devils and Rangers game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Rangers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on TNT. The over/under for this game is set at 6.5 goals, and the Rangers are favored by -1.5 against the Devils in a Metropolitan division matchup.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New York Rangers -1.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, April 3rd.

WHY BET THE NEW YORK RANGERS:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Devils winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+155)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Devils Pull Off a Win at New York?

After dropping two straight games, the Devils find themselves in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the year, New Jersey has gone 36-35-4, including a 21-23 record against the rest of the Eastern Conference.

On the road, the Devils have gone 19-16-2 this season and have been the underdog in 25 of their 75 games. As the underdog, New Jersey has gone 9-14-2 and has won three straight games when they have been the underdog.

On the road this year, the Devils have a puck line record of 19-18, and they have gone 27-48 on the year. Their average scoring differential on the road is +.1 goals per game, and they have had 23 wins by multiple goals.

So far, New Jersey has gone 12-13 against the puck line as the underdog, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.6 goals per game. Over their last ten road games, the Devils have a puck line record of 4-6.

On average, New Jersey’s games have finished with 6.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Devils come in with an over/under record of 42-32-1.

The Devils are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Devils have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. In terms of the Devils’ offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 29th in shorthanded goals.

New Jersey’s current leading scorer is Jack Hughes. This season, he has 26 goals, which puts him 47th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hughes has 45 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Kaapo Kahkonen gets the start and has made 30 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-22, and his save percentage is 0.723%.

Can the Rangers Please their Home Crowd?

At home this season, the Rangers have gone 25-10-0, and they come into this game with a record of 49-21-4. In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are in first place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are also in first place. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 7-3, and over their last five games, they have gone 4-1.

As the favorite this season, the Rangers have gone 38-17-2, and they have been the favorite in 57 of their 74 games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have gone 29-14, and at home, they have gone 25-10-0. Over their last three games, the Rangers have gone 2-1.

At home this year, the Rangers have gone 16-19 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game.

So far, New York has gone 23-34 against the puck line when favored and has 29 wins by multiple goals.

The average goal total for New York’s games is sitting at 6.3. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Rangers come in with an over/under record of 40-31-3.

In their last three road games, New Jersey has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Rangers are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. New York’s offense is currently ranked 7th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the league.

New York’s leading goal scorer is Artemi Panarin. So far this season, he has 44 goals, placing him 6th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 62 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Rangers head into the game ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against New York. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Igor Shesterkin has started 49 games this season. His current record stands at 31-16, and his save percentage is 0.929%.