New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - 4/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - 4/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (14-23-6) vs New York Rangers (22-16-6)

Game Info: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +170 / New York Rangers -200 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils meet Sunday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.

The New York Rangers look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 17 goals, Adam Fox has 35 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 53 goals on 709 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up 34 goals on 351 shots.

The New Jersey Devils need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with 14 goals, Jesper Bratt has 20 assists and Jack Hughes has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 79 goals on 802 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 34 goals on 364 shots.

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The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-24 in their last 30 Sunday games. The Devils are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-23 in their last 31 overall. The under is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The onder is 4-0 in Rangers last 4 overall. The Rangers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Jersey and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The New York Rangers are quietly stacking up wins and becoming quite profitable, and they've won each of the last five meetings against the Devils. In fact, the Rangers just beat up on the Devils yesterday and have outscored them 25-7 in those five meetings. The New Jersey Devils aren't winning enough to be worth a look in these big underdog spots and the history this season between these clubs is way too one sided. I have no choice but to side with the Rangers and the PL for max betting value, again.

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Randy’s Pick New York Rangers -1.5

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