Game 6 Devils vs Rangers
The New Jersey Devils can finish off the New York Rangers on Friday night if they can pay off as favorites on the NHL betting lines in Game 6 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final.
New Jersey took command of the series with a 5-3 road win as a small underdog at the sportsbooks in Game 5 on Wednesday night. That contest turned into an easy OVER result for totals bettors.
A win would set up a Devils-Kings Cup final, one of the biggest longshot matchups when the playoffs started five weeks ago.
The Rangers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 51-24-7 this season, while the Devils are 48-28-6. New York is 32-31-19 on the totals; New Jersey is 37-34-11.
The Devils were listed as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark including Ladbrokes, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 4.5 earlier Friday at Bovada.
This game puts the Devils, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Rangers have a 86.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at +120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing New Jersey
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Jersey is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
NY Rangers home to New Jersey, Sunday, May 27