The NHL action will enter a new week with this divisional tilt in New York on Monday, November 28, and here you can take a look at the best Devils vs. Rangers betting pick and odds.

New York is hoping to avoid the third consecutive loss when they welcome New Jersey at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are -122 moneyline favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6 goals. These Metropolitan Division rivals faced four times last season, and the Rangers won that series 3-1.

Devils ready for a new winning streak

The New Jersey Devils (18-4-0-0, 15-7 ATS) are the most pleasant surprise of the season and one little step back didn’t affect their excellent displays. The Devils were on a 13-game winning streak, which came to an end with a home loss to Toronto, but the team wasn’t disheartened and responded with a pair of wins over the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals. New Jersey is leveled with Boston as each team has 36 points at the top of the Eastern Conference.

The most recent 5-1 victory over the Capitals will remain in Jack Hughes’ memory forever. Hughes registered the first-ever hat trick of his NHL career as he scored three consecutive goals in the game between the second and third periods. Dawson Mercer contributed with two assists, while goalie Vitek Vanecek recorded season-high 37 saves. New Jersey has even ten individuals with double digits in points this season. Hughes (G 11, A 14) and Jesper Bratt (G 8, A17) lead the bunch with 25, while Nico Hischier is right behind with 24 points (G 10, A 14).

Vitek Vanecek (10-2-0) is a probable goaltender against the Rangers on Monday. The 26-year-old is allowing 2.05 goals per game with a .923 SV% and one shutout.

G MacKenzie Blackwood (MCL), G Jonathan Bernier (hip), and LW Ondrej Palat (groin) are out indefinitely and will not feature against New York on Monday.

Rangers lost two in a row

The New York Rangers (10-8-3-1, 7-15 ATS) are playing in a hot and cold form recently. They lost seven of the previous 11 games, and after securing a couple of wins in a row, the Rangers then lost two straight to the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers. The latest defeat to Edmonton was quite painful as the Rangers had a 3-0 lead and two disallowed goals, but the Oilers scored four in the final 15:20 to get a 4-3 comeback victory.

Alexis Lafreniere, Chris Kreider, and Julien Gauthier scored for the Rangers to make it 3-0, but Igor Shesterkin allowed four goals from just eight shots toward his goal in the third period. It was only the fourth time this season that he conceded more than three goals (precisely four each time). Shesterkin will try to bounce back against the red-hot Devils. On offense, the Rangers have three players with 20+ points. Adam Fox (G 6, A 18) and Artemi Panarin (G 5, A 19) lead the team with 24, while Mika Zibanejad (G 10, A 13) is following them with 23 points.

Igor Shesterkin will return between the sticks when the Rangers welcome the Devils on Monday. The 26-year-old is surrendering 2.49 goals per contest this year, along with a .914 SV% and one shutout.


New Jersey:

  • 18-3 in the last 21 overall
  • 9-0 in the last nine road games
  • 8-1 in the last nine vs. Eastern Conference rivals

New York:

  • 1-4 in the last five home games
  • 3-9 in the last 12 vs. Eastern Conference opponents
  • 3-7 in the last ten when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game

New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers Pick  

The Devils are in way better form than the Rangers, but what impressed me the most with New Jersey this season is their rock-solid defense. They have the best defense in the NHL that is allowing 2.18 goals per game, and the Devils kept their opponents to below three goals in each of the last eight games. New Jersey also has the third-best offense in the league that is scoring 3.73 goals per contest, opposite the Rangers’ 3.00 per game. The divisional rivalry game is something special, so the Rangers will surely have their chance to beat the Devils. After all, they are slight favorites here. However, I am going with the Devils.

Pick: Take the Devils to win (-102)

The Total

Vitek Vanecek didn’t allow more than two goals in each of his last five starts, and given the Rangers managed to score 3+ in only two of the previous five, I am backing Vanecek to have another strong outing. Igor Shesterkin is not in good form at the moment, but after conceding four goals from eight shots in the final period against Edmonton, he should bounce back in such a key game. Under is 7-0-1 in the Devils’ last eight overall; Under is 6-0 in New Jersey’s previous six vs. Eastern Conference rivals, while Under is 5-2 in the Rangers’ last seven overall.

Pick: Go Under goals (-110)