Rangers at Devils 10/17/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers
Date & Time: 10/17/2019, 11:00 PM UTC
Location: Prudential Center
Address: Newark, New Jersey
Latest Odds: NJ -123 O/U 6.5
TV Channel: NBCSN

The New York Rangers look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the New Jersey Devils in a NHL matchup between to Metropolitan Division rivals. The Rangers were beaten by the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday 4-1. The Rangers fell to 2-1-0 on the season with the loss. Rookie Kaapo Kakko scored his first goal of his NHL career for New York in the first period but the Rangers would not score again. Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves in net for the Rangers

The Devils lost to the Florida Panthers 6-4 on Monday and have now lost each of their first six games to fall to 0-4-2. The Devils took a three-goal lead during the second period only to see the Panthers scored five unanswered goals including three during the third period. Taylor Hall, Pavel Zacha, Will Butcher and Jesper Bratte each scored in the loss for New Jersey.

Mika Zibanejad leads New York in goals scored with four, in assists with four and in points with eight. In net, Henrik Lundqvist is 1-1-0 with goals against per game of 3.54 and saves percentage of .904. New York is scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game, while allowing an average of 3.00 per game.

Blake Coleman and Kyle Palmieri lead the Devils in goals scored with two, while Taylor Hall is leading in assists with four and Taylor leads in points with five. In net, MacKenzie Blackwood is 0-1-2 with goals against per game of 4.90 and saves percentage of .821. New Jersey is scoring an average of 2.17 goals per game and allowing an average of 4.50 per game. 

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • New York is 3-8 in its last 11 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Rangers last 4
  • New Jersey is 1-4 in its last 5 at home
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Devils last 4 at home
Free NHL Pick: OVER 6.5

Take the OVER between these two rivals as the Rangers are allowing an average of 3.00 goals per game and New Jersey an average of 4.50 per game. The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Devils last 7 overall and in 8 (8-1-4) of the last 13 between the two rivals. The Rangers have seen the OVER cash in 10 of the last 14 played on Thursday. Final Score Prediction, New York Rangers win, but our best play is OVER 5-4 

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