New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers - 3/4/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (34-15-5) vs New Jersey Devils (19-30-5)
Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -120 / New Jersey Devils +260 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Rangers host the New Jersey Devils in Friday NHL Action.
The New Jersey Devils come into this road contest with an overall record of 19-30-5. Through 54 games, the Devils are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 167 times, good for a rank of 14th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New Jersey is the 30th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.57 goals per game. So far, the Devils have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 25th ranked team in the NHL.
The New York Rangers Rangers get set to host the New Jersey Devils with an overall record of 34-15-5. This mark places them 3rd in the Metropolitan division. Through 54 games, the Rangers have scored 162 goals, giving them an average of 2.93. This output gives them a rank of 18th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.5 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 19th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York Rangers' scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 9th in the NHL.
Through 49 games, the New Jersey Devils goal and overall scoring leader is Jesper Bratt with 50 points.He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.8%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jack Hughes, who has 22 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice, the Devils are -11.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game.
Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York Rangers' 54 games, he has come up with 15 goals and 44 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.2%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 35 goals, 51.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +3.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 1.98 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In New Jersey's 54 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-20-1. So far, taking the over when the Devils are playing away from home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 16-8.On the season, 65.0% of New Jersey's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Devils. Coming into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 17-32-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 8-15. On the season, 41.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 47.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. Look for this matchup to finish below the over-under line of 6 goals as New York will have trouble scoring, keeping this a low-scoring game.
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