Devils vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Devils vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers for Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Prudential Center on Thursday, April 27, starting at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN2, MSGSN, MSG, TVAS2, and SN360. The series is tied 2-2. The Rangers have -102 moneyline odds against the favorite Devils (-118).

Devils vs. Rangers Odds

  • Favorite: Devils (-118)
  • Underdog: Rangers (-102)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Devils vs. Rangers and when does it start?

This matchup between the Devils and Rangers will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 7:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Devils vs. Rangers

The Devils and Rangers will take to the ice at Prudential Center for this matchup on April 27, and if you would like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN2, MSGSN, MSG, TVAS2, and SN360.

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Who Will Win Devils vs. Rangers?

Devils and Rangers Betting Trends

  • In 58 of 86 matches this season, New Jersey and its opponent have combined for more than 5.5 goals.
  • New York has played 43 games this season with over 5.5 goals.
  • These teams score 6.8 goals per game combined, 1.3 more than this match’s over/under.
  • Opponents of these two teams score 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Devils have been favored on the moneyline 61 times this season, and have finished 38-23 in those games.
  • The Rangers have won 14, or 53.8%, of the 26 games they have played while the underdog this season.

Devils Stats & Insights

  • The Devils offense’s 289 total goals (3.5 per game) are ranked fourth in the league this year.
  • The Devils have conceded the eighth-fewest goals in league action this season, 222 (2.7 per game).
  • With a +67 goal differential, they’re ranked third-best in the league.
  • The Devils convert 10.2% of their shots, ranking 15th in the NHL.
  • The Devils’ players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 16.7 hits and 14.9 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 contests, the Devils have claimed 80.0% of the possible points with a 6-4-0 record.
  • They have totaled 33 goals over that stretch.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Devils have given up 2.7 goals per game (27 total) over those 10 outings.

Rangers Stats & Insights

  • The Rangers’ 273 total goals (3.3 per game) rank 12th in the NHL.
  • The Rangers are one of the toughest defensive squads in the league this season, giving up 216 goals (2.6 per game) to rank fourth.
  • Their sixth-best goal differential is +57.
  • The 10.6% shooting percentage the Rangers have amassed ranks ninth in the league.
  • The Rangers have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 24.1 hits and 14.7 blocked shots per game.
  • In their past 10 matchups, the Rangers are 5-2-3 to earn 60.0% of the possible points.
  • They have put up 33 goals over that time.
  • Over on the defensive side, the Rangers have given up 19 goals (1.9 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Devils Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Hughes has been a major player for New Jersey this season, with 99 points in 78 games.
  • Nico Hischier has 31 goals and 49 assists to total 80 points (1.0 per game).
  • Vitek Vanecek (33-11-4) has a goals against average of 2.4 on the season, and 1214 saves. His .911 save percentage ranks 16th in the league.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

  • New York’s Artemi Panarin has totaled 63 assists and 29 goals in 82 games, good for 92 points.
  • Mika Zibanejad is a key contributor for New York, with 91 total points this season. He has netted 39 goals and provided 52 assists in 82 contests.
  • Igor Shesterkin’s record stands at 37-13-8 on the season, allowing 144 goals (2.5 goals against average) and compiling 1575 saves with a .916 save percentage (10th-best in the league).

Devils vs. Rangers Injuries

  • Devils: Jonathan Bernier: Out (Hip)
  • Rangers: None

Devils vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Rangers (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Devils 4 – Rangers 3

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