Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 4/27/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 4/27/23
Thu 27th April 2023

The New York Rangers (+110) are on the road to face the New Jersey Devils (-130) at Prudential Center on Thursday. The total is 5.5 (O: +100, U: -120)


New York is averaging 3.31 goals per game for the season, 12th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Devils team that is allowing 2.72 goals a game (7th).

Meanwhile, New Jersey has found the net 3.44 times a game on average, seventh in the league, and the Rangers are holding opponents to 2.59 goals per game (3rd).

New Jersey averages more shots a game (34.0) than most teams in the league, ranking fifth. With an average of 31.3 attempts, New York ranks 16th.

The Rangers’ 23.57% power play percentage ranks eighth in the league, while the Devils are 17th with a conversion rate of 21.10%. When it comes to penalty killing, New Jersey has the league’s eighth-ranked PK% at 82.26%, while New York is 12th at 80.93%.


Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad have been the top skaters for the Rangers this season with 92 and 91 points. Panarin is among the league leaders with his 63 assists (10th).

In the net, Igor Shesterkin (37-13-8) is New York’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.48 GAA and a .916% save percentage.

Jack Hughes leads the Devils in scoring with 99 points. He has 43 goals (8th) and 56 assists. Vitek Vanecek (33-11-4) is the top goalie for New Jersey with a goals against average of 2.45. He has a save percentage of .911%.


New York has won three straight away from home this season. New Jersey is 24-15-4 at home this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

NY Rangers (+100)

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