New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils - 1/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Madison Square Garden)
NYR -155 O:U 6
The New Jersey Devils go to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers in New York, New York on Thursday. The New Jersey Devils are coming off of a loss to the New York Rangers and are now on a two-game losing streak, losing to the Colorado Avalanche in their previous games. Before the losing streak, the Devils were on a three-game winning streak, defeating the New York Islanders themselves, Boston Bruins, and the Ottawa Senators. The Devils have been very lucky as they have won each game by one goal in their winning streak.
The New Jersey Devils are 15-20-7 on the season, and despite their winning streak, they have done terrible this season. The Devils have 37 points so far and are last in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have the second-worst offense in the NHL, only averaging a low 2.55 goals per game.
The New York Rangers are coming off of a win over the Colorado Avalanche, defeating the Avalanche 5-3. The win snapped a three-game losing streak. Each loss was by two or fewer goals, but the Rangers still haven't played all that well recently lately.
The Rangers are 20-18-4 on the season and tied for second-lowest in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have scored plenty of goals with Artemi Panarin being a great new addition, leading the team in points, goals, and assists. The Rangers are decent on offense, but their trouble comes on the defensive end. Of course, Panarin was selected for the NHL All-Star Game this week.
New Jersey is 18-24 ATS this season
Devils are 4-1 in their last five games playing on one day's rest.
New York is 28-14 ATS this season
Rangers are 1-4 in their last five games playing on one day's rest.
The New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils played against each other about two weeks ago. The Rangers dominated that game, and with the New Jersey Devils not looking like they have improved too much since that game, I think that the safe bet here is to take the New York Rangers to win this game. I think the New York Rangers win with Panarin having another terrific game, and winning this game comfortably. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win 4-1.