Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Rangers and Devils. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Devils at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! This Metropolitan division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Devils are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Rangers.

NEW YORK RANGERS VS NEW JERSEY DEVILS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Jersey Devils -1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Devils picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Devils on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Rangers (+1.5)

Are New York Ready for a Road Win?

Heading into today’s game, the Rangers are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 37-16-3. On the road, New York is 17-9-3 this season and has won their last three games away from home. Over their last ten games, the Rangers have gone 8-2 and have won their last eight games overall.

When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, the Rangers have gone 19-9 this season. As the underdog, New York has a record of 7-3-1 this season, including a two-game winning streak in games where they were not favored. Over their last five games, the Rangers have gone 5-0 and have won six straight games when they have been the underdog.

On the road this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 15-14 and an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. Overall, New York has gone 28-28 against the puck line, including going 6-4 in their last ten games.

As the underdog, the Rangers have a puck line record of 10-1, and they have gone 18-27 against the puck line when favored. So far, New York has 22 wins by multiple goals and 15 wins by just one goal.

Games involving New York have an average of 6.2 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.1. In terms of their over/under performance, the Rangers come in with a record of 29-24-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New York has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

The Rangers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 13th in the league. In terms of the Rangers’ offense during power plays, they are 7th in power play goals and 21st in shorthanded goals.

New York will be looking for a good game from Artemi Panarin who leads the team in scoring with 32 goals, ranking 7th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Panarin has 43 assists this season.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 18th in takeaways and an average of 6.7 takeaways per contest. They hold 21st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Goalie Igor Shesterkin gets the start and has made 36 starts this season. His record at this point is 23-12, and his save percentage is 0.887%.

Can the Devils Hold Strong at Home?

At home this season, the Devils have gone 13-13-2, and they are 23-14-2 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is in 9th place and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6.

So far this season, the Devils have gone 28-23-4 overall, and they have 60 points. Against other Eastern Conference teams, New Jersey is 17-15. In their last three games, the Devils have gone 1-2, and over their last five games, they have gone 3-2.

At home this season, the Devils have a puck line record of just 5-23 and an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. So far, they have 16 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

Overall, New Jersey has a puck line record of 20-35, including going 12-27 when favored. In their last ten games at home, the team’s puck line record is 4-6.

The average goal total for New Jersey’s games is sitting at 6.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.5. The Devils come in with an over/under record of 32-22-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 5 goals per game in these contests.

On offense, the Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 11th in the league. This season, the Devils have a 20-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-11 record.

The leading scorer for New Jersey’s offense is Tyler Toffoli. Coming into the game he has 24 goals, ranking 26th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Toffoli has 14 assists this season.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 18th in takeaways and an average of 6.7 takeaways per contest. They hold 21st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Heading into this matchup vs. New York, goalie Nico Daws has started 13 games in this season. His current record is 6-7, and his save percentage stands at 0.425%.