New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers odds, picks and predictions

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The New Jersey Devils (18-4-0) and New York Rangers (10-8-4) meet Monday at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (NHL Network).

The Devils had their 13-game winning streak snapped last Wednesday against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. It has bounced back with a pair of victories against the Buffalo Sabres on the road and then at home against the Washington Capitals Saturday in a back-to-back set.

The Rangers were dropped 4-3 at home against the Edmonton Oilers, and both of their last 2 losses were by one goal. The Under has cashed in 5 of the past 7 games overall.

Devils at Rangers odds

  • Moneyline (ML): Devils -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Rangers -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
  • Puck line (PL)/Against the spread (ATS): Devils +1.5 (+210-290) | Rangers -1.5 (-290)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +115 | U: -135)

Devils at Rangers projected goalies

Vitek Vanecek (10-2-0, 2.05 GAA, .923 SV%, 1 SO) vs. Igor Shesterkin (10-3-3, 2.49 GAA, .914 SV%, 1 SO)

Vanecek let in just 1 goal on 38 shots in a victory against the Capitals last time out Saturday, and he has won 10 of his last 11 appearances. He has also allowed 2 or fewer goals in each of his last 5 starts.

Shesterkin allowed 4 goals on 32 shots in a loss against the Edmonton Oilers, snapping a 4-0-1 run in his previous 5 outings. He has dropped 2 of his last 3 outings against Eastern Conference foes.

Devils at Rangers picks and predictions

Prediction

Devils 3, Rangers 2

Moneyline

The DEVILS (-110) have been on fire this season, and showing no signs of a prolonged skid.

It has checked off all the boxes for success, posting 3.7 goals per game (GPG) to rank 3rd in the NHL, while taking 36.7 shots on goal (SOG) per outing, ranking 2nd in the league. The only thing the Devils do not do well is hit on the power play, cashing in at just 19.7%, good for 23rd.

Defensively, New Jersey is 2nd in the NHL with just 2.2 GPG allowed, while ranking 4th on the penalty kill at 82.4%.

Puck line/Against the spread

The Devils +1.5 (-210) will cost you more than twice your potential return, and that’s just too expensive.

AVOID.

Over/Under

UNDER 6.5(-135) might be the best play on the board.

We covered New Jersey’s numbers, but New York ranks just 18th with 3.0 GPG, and 8th with 2.8 GPG allowed. It’s especially solid on the penalty kill at 80.3%, ranking 11th in the league. With solid goaltenders at each end, we’ll have low-scoring game.

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