The New Jersey Devils were on the brink of going down 0-3 in their series against the New York Rangers, but pulled off an overtime win to get back in the series.
Now, they can tie things up with a second straight win at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
Let’s dive into the odds for the fourth game in the Battle of the Hudson and then I’ll tell you why the Devils are a good bet to make tonight.
Devils vs. Rangers odds, puck line, and total
Devils vs. Rangers prediction and pick
The New Jersey Devils made the bold call of switching up their goaltender ahead of Game 3 and it couldn’t have worked out better.
Akira Schmid got the start in the must-win game and he delivered, stopping 29-of-30 shots which led to a 2-1 overtime.
The strong start wasn’t a fluke either, as Schmid recorded a .922 save percentage in the regular season. The switch in netminder may end up being the exact momentum shifter that New Jersey needed.
Also, despite the Rangers looking like the better team if you’re looking at the box scores, the Devils have actually been the better team from an analytics perspective when the game is being played at 5-on-5.
In fact, the Devils have the highest 5-on-5 CORSI% amongst all 16 playoff teams so far this postseason, coming in at 57.3%
As long as they can stay out of the penalty box, the Devils are a strong contender to pull off another upset tonight.
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