New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (24-39-6) vs New York Rangers (44-20-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +150 / New York Rangers -200 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers in Tuesday NHL Action

The New York Rangers come into this road contest with an overall record of 44-20-6. Through 70 games, the Rangers are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 214 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, New York is the 4th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.6 goals per game. So far, the Rangers have a strength of schedule rating of 18th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 11th ranked team in the NHL.

The New Jersey Devils get set to host the New York Rangers with an overall record of 24-39-6. This mark places them 8th in the Metropolitan division. Through 69 games, the Devils have scored 213 goals, giving them an average of 3.04. This output gives them a rank of 18th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 29th ranked unit, giving up 3.68 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 4th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In his team's 70 games, he has come up with 19 goals and 63 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 12.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 46 goals, 52.0% have come during power play time. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.14 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 33 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 69 games, New Jersey's leading goal scorer is Jack Hughes. With his 26 goals and 30 assists, he is second in overall points, coming in at 56. On the season, he is turning 15.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Devils have benefited from the strong play of Jesper Bratt, who is the team's overall leader in points. In New Jersey's 69 games, he has come up with 22 goals on a shooting percentage of 12.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +1.0. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game. In his 23 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 41 percent of the time.

Heading into this matchup, the New York Rangers have an excellent opportunity to have a big scoring night as the New Jersey's opponents have had no problem scoring goals. Over their last 5 games, the Devils have just 1 win. On offense, they have scored 16 goals in this stretch. However, this only accounts for 39% of the scoring in these games. Look for the Rangers to pull out the easy win.

 

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