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The New Jersey Devils will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. The Devils are coming off a 2-1 win over Boston. The Rangers are coming off a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders.
New York is 5-4-1 in its last 10 games against New Jersey.
Devils Going For First Road Win
The Devils played well in their first series, picking up three points in two games against the Boston Bruins. They will be hitting the road for the first time this season when they play the Rangers and will try to pick up their first road win in this game.
New Jersey hasn’t looked good offensively through two games, averaging two goals per game. They finished with two goals in their last game thanks to Miles Wood, who scored his second goal of the season, and Yegor Sharangovich, who notched his first goal.
Defensively, the Devils have done a great job, holding opponents to 1.5 goals per game. They gave up one goal in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Rangers.
Rangers Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Rangers bounced back from their 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Islanders in their first game with a 5-0 in their last game, giving them their first win of the season. With their next four games coming on the road, they will try to take advantage of their matchup with the Devils and pick up their second consecutive win.
New York is averaging 2.5 goals per game. They finished with 5 five goals in their last game thanks to Pavel Buchnevich, who had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Buchnevich, who also scored two goals, one of which came on a power play.
Defensively, the Rangers have played well, giving up two goals per game. They shutout the Islanders in their last game, thanks to Alexandar Georgiev, who stopped all 23 shots the Islanders attempted. They will need another solid performance from him if they want to get the win.
New York is:
- 7-2 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 day’s rest.
New Jersey is:
- 18-38 in their last 56 games following a win.
- 2-3 in their last 5 road games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Devils played well against the Bruins in their last series, thanks to a great defensive effort. Even though I think they will give the Rangers a run for their money, they didn’t play well offensively in their first two games and struggled on the road last year so I don’t trust them against a team that is coming off a five-goal performance. With the Rangers winning two of the last three games between the two teams, New York makes the most sense here.
New York Rangers -143
Full-Game Total Pick
The Devils are averaging two goals per game and will hit their average against the Rangers, who are giving up two goals per game. The Rangers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and will be held under their average by the Devils, who are giving up 1.5 goals per game, making the under the best bet here.