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Rangers Devils Game 1 Prediction

The New York Rangers will be looking to pay off on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks on Monday night as they play host to the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

New York made money for their supporters on Saturday night, edging the Washington Capitals 2-1 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in that victory.

The Devils will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 48-28-6 this season, while the Rangers are 51-24-7. New Jersey is 37-34-11 on the totals; New York is 32-31-19.

View New Jersey vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Devils listed as underdogs of +140 at TopBet. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 4.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Devils 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. 8.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Devils have a 89.6% rate on the penalty kill.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Flyers on May 8. Bettors who backed the Devils at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

 

A few Devils at Rangers trends to consider:
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
New Jersey is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against New Jersey
NY Rangers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey at NY Rangers, Wednesday, May 16

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