Rangers vs New Jersey Devils NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Prediction 2/22/2024

The New York Rangers (37-16-3) travel to face off against the New Jersey Devils (28-23-4) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on ESPN+. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Devils are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

As the third-place team in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have a record of 37-16-3. They have won eight straight games and are 8-2 in their last ten games. On the road, New York is 17-9-3 this season and has won three straight games away from home. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Rangers are 19-9 this season.

When playing as the underdog, New York has a record of 7-3-1 this season. In games where they are the underdog, the Rangers have won two straight games. Against teams in the Metropolitan Division, they have a record of 8-4 this season. In games where they have been favored, the Rangers have won six straight games.

On the road this season, the Rangers have a puck line record of 15-14, and their average scoring margin is +.4 goals per game. So far, New York has been the underdog in 11 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 10-1.

Overall, the Rangers have 22 wins by multiple goals, and their puck line record for the season is 28-28. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 6-4, and their puck line record as the underdog is 18-27.

In their recent matchup, the Rangers hosted the Stars and came away with a 3-1 victory. In all three periods, the Rangers’ offense found the net against the Stars. In the game, New York managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.

New York came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The New Jersey Devils Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As we head into today’s game, the Devils are 9th in the Eastern Conference with 60 points. Their overall record is 28-23-4, and they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6.

At home this season, New Jersey has gone 13-13-2, and they have been favored in 39 of their 55 games. When favored, the Devils have gone 23-14-2.

On the season, the Devils have a puck line record of 20-35, including going 12-27 when favored. So far, New Jersey has had 16 games as the underdog, and their average scoring margin when they are the underdog is at -1 goal per game.

When playing at home, the Devils have a puck line record of just 5-23, and their average scoring margin at home is at -.3 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team’s puck line record is at just 4-6.

Coming off a 6-2 loss on the road to the Capitals, the Devils are hoping to bounce back today. After scoring one goal in the first period, the Devils found the net one time in the 3rd period against the Capitals. In the game, New Jersey managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 39 shots on goal and committed 6 turnovers.

New Jersey went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

New York Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Rangers are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 10th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Rangers offense is 7th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.

The Rangers’ over/under record this season is 29-24-3. For the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Devils Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Devils come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. New Jersey’s offense comes into the game ranked 13th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

So far, the Devils have an over/under record of 32-22-1. Coming into the game, they have played 33 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.8 goals per game.

New York Team Defense

Defensively, the Rangers are currently 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against New York. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

New Jersey Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Devils’ defense is 18th in takeaways at 6.7 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 21st in the NHL.

Rangers vs Devils Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Rangers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Across their last five home contests, New Jersey has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Devils have gone 4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, New York has an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Rangers vs Devils Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Devils to take down the Rangers at home. With the moneyline currently at -114, I’m placing my bet on the Devils straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Rangers to cover. Even if the Devils manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Rangers should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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