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New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 4/27/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 4/27/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

East 1st Round – Game 5, Series tied 2-2

The New York Rangers have their work cut out for them as they head into game five on the road. After losing two games in a row, including a home defeat to the New Jersey Devils in game four, they need to bounce back quickly. In the previous game, their goaltender, Igor Shesterkin, had a tough night with a .909 save percentage, allowing two goals on 22 shots in just over 58.5 minutes on the ice. However, Vincent Torchek managed to score a goal on his only shot in just over 19 minutes of ice time, providing a glimmer of hope for the Rangers. 

Despite their recent struggles, the Rangers had a remarkable season with an explosive offense that averaged 3.3 goals per game on nearly 32 shots. Artemi Panarin led the team with 92 points and 63 assists, while Mika Zibanejad led the team with 39 goals on 251 shots. On the defensive end, they were equally impressive, allowing just 2.63 goals per game.

  • The total went OVER in 15 of the Rangers’ last 20 games on the road with New Jersey.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers’ last 7 games with an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games with a team in the Metropolitan Division. 

New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 4/27/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

The New Jersey Devils are returning home with a boost of confidence after earning two consecutive wins in New York to even the series. The Devils’ goalie, Akira Schmid, put on a stellar performance in the previous game with a .957 save percentage, only allowing one goal on 23 shots. Jonas Siegenthaler and Jack Hughes played outstandingly, with Siegenthaler contributing one goal and one assist, and Hughes leading the team with 99 points, 56 assists, and 43 goals on 336 total shots.

The Devils have been offensively dominant throughout the season, averaging 3.5 goals per game on 34.4 shots. Their defense has been equally impressive, allowing only 2.71 goals per game. Hughes has been a crucial player for the Devils, spearheading their offense and leading the team in goals, assists, and points.

  • The total went OVER in 15 of New Jersey’s last 20 games at home against the NY Rangers.
  • New Jersey is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games with a team in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Devils are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games awith a team in the Metropolitan Division.

New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils. The NHL Pick for this contest is the New Jersey Devils. In what promises to be a thrilling contest, the New Jersey Devils are set to take on the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series. With the series tied at two games apiece, both teams will be giving it their all to gain the upper hand. However, the Devils have the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd, and they will be hoping to use that to their advantage. The Devils have been the better team so far, with a potent offense and a solid defense. Led by star player Jack Hughes, who has been in scintillating form all season, they have averaged 3.5 goals per game while conceding only 2.71. Meanwhile, the Rangers have struggled to find their groove, with goaltender Igor Shesterkin having a rough night in Game 4. Given their home advantage and superior form, it seems likely that the Devils will come out on top in this crucial game. While the Rangers will no doubt put up a fight, the Devils have the talent and experience to get the job done. Prediction: New Jersey Devils to win 3-1.

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023


NHL Odds/Point Spread: New Jersey Devils -130       

NHL Totals: 5.5

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