The Prudential Center will be the site for a Metro Division tilt as the New Jersey Devils take on the visiting New York Rangers. It’s the fourth and final time that these two clubs will go at it in the regular season. MSG2 will air the matchup, and the puck drops at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 3.
New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils Odds
With a moneyline of -230, New Jersey heads into the matchup as the heavy favorite. The line for New York sits at +190, and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The odds for betting that total stand at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.
New Jersey is 42-37 straight up (SU) and has netted 11.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a remarkable improvement over the 28-54 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 79 regular season contests, 40 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 37 have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 21-18 SU at home this season.
The Devils have converted on 20.8 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.7 percent of all penalties.
The Devils, as a collective unit, have been called for penalties 3.7 times per game overall this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five contests home outings. The team’s had to kill penalties for just 7.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings, in total.
Averaging 28.0 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, Cory Schneider (18-21-6) has been the top goalkeeper for New Jersey this year. If the Devils choose to give him a rest, however, the team could turn to Keith Kinkaid (24-15-15 record, .911 save percentage, 2.84 goals against average).
Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier will both lead the charge for the Devils. Hall (89 points) has tallied 37 goals and 52 assists and has recorded two or more points in 26 different games this year. Hischier has 19 goals and 32 assists to his credit and has notched at least one point in 36 games.
On the other side of the rink, New York is 34-45 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 42 of its outings have gone over the total, while 33 have gone under and just four have pushed. As the away team, the Rangers are 13-25 SU.
The Rangers have converted on 21.4 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked sixth overall and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all opponent power plays.
New York’s skaters have been called for penalties 3.5 times per game this season, 4.0 per game over their last five contests total, and 3.4 per game over their last five games as the visiting team. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays just 8.1 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Henrik Lundqvist (29.3 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for New York. Lundqvist has 26 wins, 35 losses, and seven overtime losses to his credit, and has registered a .916 save percentage and 2.91 goals against average this year.
Mats Zuccarello (16 goals, 36 assists) has been one of the most vital playmaking threats for the visiting Rangers.
New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils Betting Predictions
Free Pick: SU Winner – Rangers, O/U – Over
- New Jersey is 5-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while New York is 3-5 in shootouts.
- The total has gone over in three of New Jersey’s last five games.
- New York has managed 30.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while New Jersey is averaging 37.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
- The Devils this season have registered the 12th-most hits per game (22.6).