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Rangers vs. Devils - 4/4/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Jersey Devils (32-33-13) at New York Rangers (49-21-7)
Date & Time Saturday April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Rangers -243 / New Jersey Devils +216 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
MSG+, MSG
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NHL | New Jersey Devils (32-33-13) at New York Rangers (49-21-7)
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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Devils are averaging 2.2 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 16 straight games when scoring at least three goals. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 27 goals, Adam Henrique has 25 assists and Steve Bernier has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games.  Cory Schneider has allowed 139 goals on 1,910 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 31 goals on 379 shots.

The New York Rangers look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers are averaging three goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 10 straight when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 41 goals,  Derick Brassard has 41 assists and  Chris Kreider has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 95 goals on 1,211 shots faced and  Cam Talbot has given up 75 goals on 1,017 shots.

The Devils are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-36 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 23-8 in their last 31 vs. Eastern Conference and 18-8 in their last 26 home games. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

The Rangers have had the upper hand over the Devils as of late and are playing far better hockey overall. Take New York at home for the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
New York Rangers -1.5

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