The New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
New York is a -150 home favorite while New Jersey is a +130 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
New Jersey’s 2-1 OT win in game three snapped the Rangers’ two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
New Jersey is 13-3 in their last 16 division games and 29-12 in their last 41 road games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. New York is 19-9 in their last 28 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 division games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
I’m backing the Rangers here. New Jersey stole one on Saturday, but the Rangers were heads and shoulders the better team in the first two games of the series and you could argue that the switch in goaltending threw New York off a little bit. It’s no excuse, but it’s understandable. New Jersey’s been really good on the road, but I feel that the Rangers know they can’t let this slip by twice. Give me the Rangers to take a 3-1 series lead here.