New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21

New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21 Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (14-21-6) at New York Rangers (20-16-6)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers -222 / New Jersey Devils +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Thursday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 14 goals, Jesper Bratt has 20 assists and Jack Hughes has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 75 goals on 769 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots.

The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals, Adam Fox has 34 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 53 goals on 693 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 34 goals on 351 shots.

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The Devils are 18-37 in their last 55 games as an underdog and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in Devils last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Rangers last 7 overall. The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils continue to pile up loss after loss and they've not providing an ounce of profit in the underdog role. The New York Rangers have been one of the more surprising teams in the league this season and they've been money in the favorite role as of late. The Rangers have also won the last three meetings against the Devils dating back to March. Give me the Rangers and the PL for max betting value, as backing the Devils in their current form isn't an option.

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Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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