New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils
|Date & Time||Monday April 1, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
Newark, New Jersey
The Line: New York Rangers +108 / New Jersey Devils -132 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet Monday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The New York Rangers look for another win after splitting their last six games. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 30 goals, Chris Kreider has 23 assists and Jimmy Vesey has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 151 goals on 1,628 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 86 goals on 948 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in four of their last six games.
The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 27 goals, Nico Hischier has 28 assists and Blake Coleman has 201 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 67 goals on 693 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 129 goals on 1,188 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.
The Rangers are 32-67 in their last 99 games as an underdog, 19-45 in their last 64 games as a road underdog and 3-13 in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The Devils are 39-17 in their last 56 games as a home favorite, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in New Jersey and the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-2-1 in Rangers last 9 road games. The under is 4-0 in Devils last 4 overall.
Neither of these teams have anything to play for at this point, the New Jersey Devils have a rest advantage along with having great success as a home favorite. The difference is the New York Rangers are playing better hockey overall and have won all three meetings this year against the Devils, including four of the last six meetings. It's complete toss ups this time of year when neither team has much motivation and there only being a week left in the season, but we're getting the better team at plus money. If forced to pick this game, I want the Rangers at the better price.