Devils vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Devils vs. Rangers NHL Playoffs First Round Game 7: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers square off in a decisive Game 7 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Prudential Center on Monday, May 1, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN, SportsNet, TVAS, MSGSN, and MSG. The teams are tied 3-3 in the series. The Devils have -111 moneyline odds against the Rangers (-109).

Devils vs. Rangers Odds

  • Favorite: Devils (-111)
  • Underdog: Rangers (-109)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This contest between the Devils and Rangers is scheduled to start on Monday, May 1, 2023. Be ready to see the puck drop at 8:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Devils vs. Rangers

The Devils and Rangers will hit the ice at Prudential Center for this matchup on May 1, and if you’d like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, SportsNet, TVAS, MSGSN, and MSG.

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Who Will Win Devils vs. Rangers?

Devils and Rangers Betting Trends

  • New Jersey and its opponent have gone over 5.5 combined goals in 59 of 88 games this season.
  • New York has played 44 games this season with over 5.5 goals.
  • The teams combine to score 6.8 goals per game, 1.3 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these two teams average 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Devils have been a moneyline favorite 62 times this season, and have finished 39-23 in those games.
  • The Rangers have won 14, or 51.9%, of the 27 games they have played as an underdog this season.

Devils Stats & Insights

  • The Devils offense’s 289 total goals (3.5 per game) are ranked fourth in the NHL this year.
  • The Devils have given up the eighth-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 222 (2.7 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential is third-best in the league at +67.
  • The Devils shoot 10.2% as a team, ranked 15th-best in the league.
  • The Devils have yet to shut out an opponent this season, 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 averaged 3.3 goals per game (33 total) during that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Devils have given up 25 goals (2.5 per game) in those 10 outings.

Rangers Stats & Insights

  • The Rangers have scored 273 goals this season (3.3 per game) to rank 12th in the league.
  • The Rangers have allowed 2.6 goals per game, 216 total, the fourth-fewest among NHL teams.
  • Their +57 goal differential is sixth-best in the league.
  • The 10.6% shooting percentage the Rangers have amassed ranks ninth in the league.
  • The Rangers have not had a shutout win yet this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Rangers have secured 55.0% of the possible points with a 4-3-3 record.
  • They are scoring at a 2.7 goals-per-game average (27 total) over that time.
  • On the defensive side, the Rangers have given up 1.9 goals per game (19 total) in those 10 matchups.

Devils Key Players to Watch

  • One of New Jersey’s leading offensives player this season is Jack Hughes, who has 99 points (43 goals, 56 assists) and plays an average of 19:57 per game.
  • Nico Hischier is another leading option for New Jersey with 80 points (one per game), scoring 31 goals and adding 49 assists.
  • Vitek Vanecek has a record of 33-11-4. He has allowed 119 goals (2.45 goals against average) and racked up 1214 saves.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

  • New York’s Artemi Panarin has recorded 63 assists and 29 goals in 82 games, good for 92 points.
  • Mika Zibanejad has made a big impact for New York this season with 91 points, thanks to 39 goals and 52 assists.
  • Igor Shesterkin’s record stands at 37-13-8 on the season, allowing 144 goals (2.5 goals against average) and collecting 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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