Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 4/29/23

Free NHL Picks Today For Round 1: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils 4/29/23
Sat 29th April 2023

The New Jersey Devils (+105) head to take on the New York Rangers (-125) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. The total is 5.5 (O: +100, U: -120)


New Jersey is averaging 3.45 goals per game for the season, sixth in the NHL, and they are taking on a Rangers team that is allowing just 2.61 goals a game (3rd).

Meanwhile, New York has found the net 3.28 times a game on average, 14th in the league, and the Devils are allowing opponents to score 2.69 goals per game (6th).

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

The Rangers’ 23.40% power play percentage ranks ninth in the league, while the Devils are 17th with a conversion rate of 21.07%. In terms of defending power plays, New Jersey has the league’s seventh-ranked PK% at 82.40%, while New York is 12th at 80.91%.


With 99 points this season, Jack Hughes is the top skater for the Devils. He is among the league leaders with 43 goals (8th) and has added 56 assists. In the net, Vitek Vanecek (33-11-4) is New Jersey’s top goaltender.

He has a 2.45 GAA and a .911% save percentage. Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad lead the Rangers in scoring with 92 and 91 points, respectively.

Panarin has 29 goals and 63 assists (10th) in 82 games, while Zibanejad has 39 goals and 52 assists in 82 games. Igor Shesterkin (37-13-8) has the best goals against average for New York at 2.48. He has a save percentage of .916%.


New Jersey has won three in a row on the road this season. New York has dropped four straight at home this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

NY Rangers (-130)

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