New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers - 4/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers - 4/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (21-16-6) vs New Jersey Devils (14-22-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -239 / New Jersey Devils +211 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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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 need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 14 goals, Jesper Bratt has 20 assists and Jack Hughes has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 75 goals on 769 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots.

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals, Adam Fox has 34 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 53 goals on 693 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 34 goals on 351 shots.

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The Devils are 0-6 in their last 6 Saturday games and 8-23 in their last 31 overall. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 10-3 in their last 13 games as a favorite. The over is 5-2 in Devils last 7 overall. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils have been fade material pretty much all season long and they're not getting any better. The New York Rangers have quietly won six of their last nine games, and they've won four straight meetings against the Devils, which includes outscoring them 7-0 in this month. There's really only way to lean in this spot and that's to back the Rangers and the PL for max betting value. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -1.5

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