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New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/9/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
The Line
The Line: New Jersey Devils +155 / New York Rangers -190 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
MS+2, MSG
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NHL | New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers
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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Saturday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The New Jersey Devils could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 26 goals, Nico Hischier has 27 assists and Blake Coleman has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 51 goals on 482 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 129 goals on 1,188 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The New York Rangers could use a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 27 goals, Chris Kreider has 22 assists and Jimmy Vesey has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 134 goals on 1,370 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 70 goals on 756 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

The Devils are 19-42 in their last 61 road games, 16-39 in their last 55 games as an underdog and 15-37 in their last 52 games as a road underdog. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in New York and the favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Rangers last 4 overall.

The New Jersey Devils have scored just one goal in their last nine periods and are now on the end of a back to back. With that said, the New York Rangers have lost six straight and playing at home hasn't helped much. I'm not taking either side here for obvious reasons, as laying chalk with the Rangers in their current form makes zero sense and backing the Devils hasn't earned much return lately. Instead, I'll take the under. Neither team can score, and the under has hit in four of the Devils last five games and three of the Rangers last four games.

Pick:
Under 6

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