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Rangers-Devils Series Has Belonged to the Blueshirts

The New York Rangers have enjoyed the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden this season, as they’ve gone 10-4-1 SU in the world’s most famous arena. Next up on the docket is a home date with the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The Devils are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against the Rangers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Devils' last four games on the road against the Rangers.
  • The Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last six games after a win.

After sitting out two straight games for the first time since 2013-14, Henrik Lundqvist will return to the crease for the Blueshirts. Antti Raanta has done a fine job filling in for Lundqvist, as the netminder is 7-1-0 with a sparkling 1.83 goals-against average on the year.

The Devils are allowing opposing teams to find the back of the net at a scary rate. New Jersey has yielded at least four goals eight times in their last 11 games in the wake of Friday’s 4-1 setback to the St. Louis Blues.

Home ice advantage has been huge in this series, as visiting squads are 0-3 SU in the previous three affairs between the Rangers and Devils.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting New Jersey Devils in this one, they Devils listed earlier today as underdogs of 153 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-1.6 win for the Rangers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York will face the 12-9-6 Devils. In totals betting, the Rangers are 16-11-2 in over under betting so far this season while the New Jersey Devils are 10-8-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs New Jersey injuries news.

The Devils - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Jersey is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.45 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.85 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 21.84% while the Devils defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Blues on December 09. Bettors who backed the Blues at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New York was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on New York at +126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • New Jersey is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games
  • New Jersey is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Rangers is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • NY Rangers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey at St. Louis, Thursday, December 15th
New York home to Chicago, Tuesday, December 13th

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