The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
New Jersey is listed as a -135 home favorite while the Rangers are a +115 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.
For the Rangers, Ryan Lindgren is questionable for this game with an upper body injury while New Jersey has Nathan Bastian and Curtis Lazar both listed as out indefinitely for this game.
New Jersey’s 4-3 OT win back on January 7th, 2023, made it six straight head-to-head meetings without back-to-back winners in this head-to-head matchup.
New York is7-1 in their last 8 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 road games. New Jersey is 2-6 in their last 8 games overall and 8-1 in their last 9 division games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m backing the Rangers here. The Devils have played their best hockey this season on the road and in this current spot I just trust the Rangers who have been there and done that at this point in the year. The Devils almost feel like they’re in rarified air and part of me wonders if they’ll be able to hold on as we head into the postseason. Either way, I think the value is on the Rangers here.