Devils vs Rangers NHL Betting Preview
The New York Rangers have lost four of their last five games against the New Jersey Devils dating back to last year's playoffs as those rivals hit the ice together again on Tuesday night.
New Jersey topped New York in six games in their playoff series last spring, dropping the Rangers to 4-6 over their 10 most recent outings against the Devils. Four of the past five games between the Rangers and the Devils have been OVER results.
Supporters of the Rangers have seen them go 4-4 so far this season, while the Devils are at 4-1-3. In totals betting, the Devils are 3-5, while the Rangers are 3-5.
The Devils were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5 earlier on Monday.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Devils at No. 13 and the Rangers at No. 19 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 18-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 14.7% rate while the Rangers have a 78.4% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on New York at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Devils were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games on the road
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
NY Rangers home to NY Islanders, Thursday, February 7
New Jersey home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, February 7