New York Rangers (9-9-3) at New Jersey Devils (7-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +105 / New York Rangers -125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon.
The New York Rangers will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-1 win over the Devils last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 18 points, but he continues to be away from the team on a personal matter. Pavel Buchnevich is 2nd on the team with 17 points coming on 7 goals and 10 assists and Ryan Strome and Chris Kreider each have 15 points with Strome potting 6 goals with 9 assists and Kreider logging a team-high 13 goals on the year. Adam Fox has 12 points with 11 assists as well for New York this season. Igor Shesterkin has made 15 appearances for the Rangers with 6 wins and a 2.31 GAA but he is questionable with a lower body injury, leaving the door open for Alexandar Georgiev to make the start here with a 2.76 GAA and 3 wins in 9 appearances.
The New Jersey Devils will look to bounce back from their disappointing performance last time out. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in scoring with 14 points including 6 goals and 8 assists while Jack Hughes is one goal behind with 5 goals and 8 apples. Myles Wood and Ty Smith each have 11 points with Wood logging 7 goals with 4 assists and Smith putting up 9 assists on the year. Kyle Palmieri also has 3 goals and 6 assists for the Devils on the year. MacKenzie Blackwood leads the Devils with 11 appearances, picking up 5 wins with a 2.77 GAA while Aaron Dell has a 3.72 GAA in 3 appearances for the Devils.
New York is 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games as a road favorite. New Jersey is 0-8 in their last 8 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that can be made for either side here, as both sides have had their ups and downs this season. However, the Rangers have at least had some form of success on the road while the Devils continue to struggle on home ice where typically you do your best work. Either way, I trust the Rangers slightly more here so if you feel the need to bet this game, I’d lay the juice with the Rangers here.