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New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 1/7/23 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Rangers (22-12-6) vs. New Jersey Devils (24-12-3)
January 7, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Jersey Devils -130 / New York Rangers +105; Over/Under: +6
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The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center. The New York Rangers have won 11 of their last 14 games. The New Jersey Devils have lost 10 of their last 13 games. 

The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 19 goals, Artmei Panarin has 34 assists, and Chris Kreider has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Igor Shesterkin has allowed 71 goals on 853 shots faced, and Jaroslav Halak has given up 31 goals on 299 shots.

The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Hughes leads New Jersey with 24 goals, Jesper Bratt has 25 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 51 goals on 593 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 28 goals on 250 shots.

The Rangers are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 11-3 in their last 14 overall. The Devils are 0-8 in their last 8 home games and 3-10 in their last 13 overall. The under is 18-8-1 in Rangers last 27 road games. The under is 7-3-1 in Devils last 11 overall. The Rangers are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and 10-2 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils have done nothing but lose games these last 3 weeks, and oddsmakers are waiting for a breakthrough, I guess. There’s no reason why the Devils are favored here, given the form of both teams. The New York Rangers are playing their best hockey of the season right now, they’ve done some of their best work on the road, and they’ve owned the Devils in recent meetings. I’ll take the plus money.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: New York Rangers +105

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