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Rare 4.5 Total on Rangers-Devils Board

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Somewhat of an anomaly on Tuesday’s NHL board as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils have a total of 4.5 posted as the two square off at the Prudential Center in a Metropolitan Division battle.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against the Devils.
  • The Rangers are 23-7 SU in their last 30 games as road favorites.
  • The Devils are 1-4 SU in their last five games after a loss in their previous game.

At online shop Bovada, the Rangers are presently -130 road favorites while the Devils are EVEN in moneyline markets. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 4.5 goals is -135 while UNDER 4.5 goals is +105.

If the total closes at 4.5, it would be just the fourth game this season with that number on the board. Coincidentally, the previous three have featured the Devils, all three have come in the month of February and two of the three have been these two clubs. OVER has cashed in two of the three games with such a total while the two Rangers-Devils contests have gone 1-1 O/U thus far.

2015-16 NHL games With 4.5 Totals
DateAway TeamHome TeamAway ScoreHome ScoreClosing Total
February 16PhiladelphiaNew Jersey634.5
February 8New JerseyNew York Rangers124.5
February 2New York RangersNew Jersey234.5

Heading into Tuesday’s game with three-straight losses, the Devils have been a hot fade candidate of late, while the Rangers have won seven of their last nine games including back-to-back wins in their last two.

The Devils have taken two of three from the Rangers so far this season, however, and considering they still have a chance, albeit a small one, at the No. 3 spot in the competitive Metropolitan Division, they’ll need to start winning hockey games against division opponents sooner rather than later.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New Jersey Devils as 113 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 4.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-1.7 win for the Rangers on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 34-19-6 this season, while the Devils are 29-24-7. New York is 26-24-9 against the total, while New Jersey is 17-28-15 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the New Jersey Devils, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the New York Rangers, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Jersey's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.22 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 20.88% while the Rangers defense kills off 78.02% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -165 were rewarded, while the 1 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Jersey was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games
  • New Jersey is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
  • New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York at St. Louis, Thursday, February 25th
New Jersey at Columbus, Thursday, February 25th