Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 5/1/23

Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs New York Rangers 5/1/23
Mon 1st May 2023

The New York Rangers (+100) head to face the New Jersey Devils (-120) at Prudential Center on Monday. The total is 5.5 (O: +105, U: -125)


New York is averaging 3.30 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 (6th).

Meanwhile, New Jersey has found the net 3.43 times a game on average, sixth in the league, and the Rangers are holding opponents to 2.60 goals per game (3rd).

New Jersey averages more shots/game (34.1) than most teams in the league, ranking fifth. With an average of 31.2 attempts, New York ranks 16th.

The Rangers’ 23.42% power play percentage ranks eighth in the league, while the Devils are 15th with a conversion rate of 21.22%. When it comes to penalty killing, New Jersey has the league’s eighth-ranked PK% at 82.28%, while New York is 12th at 80.74%.


With 92 and 91 points this season, Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad have been the top skaters for the Rangers. 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 in 78 games. 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 is 26-10-8 away from Madison Square Garden this season. New Jersey is 25-15-4 at Prudential Center this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Over 5.5 (+115)

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