Tuesday evening NHL action brings us Metro Division clash as the New York Rangers head to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey to face with the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers go into this game on the wings of the 2-1 away win against the Hurricanes. On the other side, the Devils enjoyed a 2-1 away win over the Montreal Canadiens.
New York Rangers Form
The Rangers do not have a good season this year. They have lost 23 of their last 33 games and they can only play for their pride and prestige. The Rangers home form is 13-25 with an average of 2.66 goals per game while allowing 3.32 goals per game in those games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Rangers have been below average as they come into this game on the 18th place in the league in scoring at 2.85 goals per game. The Rangers had converted 21.4% of their chances. At the defensive side of the game, they have been poor as they are on the 27th spot in goals allowed, letting in an average of 3.18 goals per game while allowing the opponents to convert on 17.6% of their chances.
New Jersey Devils Form
The New Jersey Devils have good opportunity to reach the playoffs this year for the first time in six seasons. The Devils won five of their last six games and eight of their last eleven. New Jersey home form stands at 21-18 here with an average of 2.90 goals per game and have allowed 2.82 goals per game in those games. New Jersey team goes into this game as the 15th placed in the league in scoring at 2.95 goals per game, converting on 20.8% of their chances. At the defensive part of the game, their form has been average so far as they are 17th in goals allowed, letting in 2.94 goals per game, allowing the opposing teams to convert on 18.3% of their chances.
The Devils are marching for a playoff spot and this game will be a good platform to continue their push for a postseason spot. The Rangers away form is 13-25 with their recent form of 10-23 in their last 33 games overall. The Devils recent form is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. I think that this game will be a good opportunity for the Devils to get a step closer to a playoff spot. I go for the Devils to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils today on 4/3/2018 is: Take the New Jersey Devils -230 (money line bet)
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