New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (27-28-12) at New York Rangers (36-27-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers -210 / New Jersey Devils +188 --- Over/Under: 6

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The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers meet Saturday in NHL action at Madison Square Garden.

The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Nikita Gusev has 30 assists and P.K. Subban has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 38 goals on 322 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 116 goals on 1,385 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in six of their last 15 games. 

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mika Zibanejad leads New York with 33 goals, Artemi Panarin has 58 assists and Jacob Trouba has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Henrik Lundqvist has given up 84 goals on 878 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 88 goals on 1,001 shots. The New York Rangers have allowed three or less goals in 13 of their last 16 games.

The Devils are 33-67 in their last 100 games as an underdog, 25-54 in their last 79 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 10-4 in their last 14 overall. The under is 8-0 in Devils last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Rangers last 6 overall. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils are on the end of a back to back and are a road underdog, spots where they simply don't have much success. The New York Rangers have been kind to us over the last month where we've rode them hard, and they've outscore the Devils 10-3 in the last two meetings. I love the Rangers a lot more in the underdog role, but this is another game where they should take care of business. I'll take the PL for a much cheaper price.    

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