New York Rangers (22-16-6) at New Jersey Devils (14-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +170 / New York Rangers -200 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Sunday afternoon.
The New York Rangers will look to build on a 6-3 win over the Devils in their last matchup. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 50 points including 16 goals and a team-high 34 assists while Ryan Strome has 42 points with 13 goals and 29 assists and Pavel Buchnevich and Adam Fox each have 40 points with Fox chipping in a team-high 35 assists and Bunchevich adding 19 goals and 21 apples. Mika Zibanejad has 37 points with 15 goals and 22 assists and Chris Kreider leads the Rangers with 18 goals this season. As a team, New York is averaging 3.2 goals on 29.3 shots with a 19.2% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.6 goals on 28.8 shots against with an 84.6% success rate on the PK this season.
The New Jersey Devils come into this one looking to rebound from the big loss to the Rangers in their last matchup. Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt each have a team-high 25 points with Zacha logging 10 goals and 15 assists while Bratt has a team-high 20 assists. Jack Hughes has 23 points with 9 goals and 14 assists while Ty Smith has 19 assists and Myles Wood has a team-high 14 goals. As a team, New Jersey is averaging 2.5 goals on 29.5 shots with a 13.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 30.9 shots against with a 71.6% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
New York is 8-2 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on no rest while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 Sunday games. New Jersey is 15-37 in their last 52 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games played on no rest while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The over is 12-3-2 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in New Jersey.
I get the case that could be made both ways here as it’s a lot of plus money that we’re getting with New Jersey and the Rangers have been the better team up until now. With that said, I’m siding with the over here as I can see a bunch of goals coming in and these afternoon games can always be tricky on the defensive end. Give me the over here.