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Rangers vs Devils Series Odds, H2H History & Predictions

Chris Wassel

by Chris Wassel in NHL Hockey

Updated Apr 14, 2023 · 11:53 AM PDT

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad battles with New Jersey Devils defenseman Ryan Graves
Mar 30, 2023; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) battles with New Jersey Devils defenseman Ryan Graves (33) during the third period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
  • The New Jersey Devils are -125 series favorites in the Rangers vs Devils series odds starting Tuesday, April 18th
  • New York is 47-22-13 this season and New Jersey is 52-22-8
  • Read below for the complete Rangers vs Devils odds, H2H history – and predictions

The Battle Of The Hudson begins Tuesday night in the latest edition of Rangers vs Devils.

Can the New Jersey Devils triumph or will New York find a way to defeat their nemesis?

Let’s look at Rangers vs Devils series odds, some H2H history, and make an early prediction.

Rangers vs Devils Series Odds

Team Moneyline
New York Rangers +105
New Jersey Devils -125

New Jersey tops the series moneyline at -125 while New York has settled around EVEN to +105 so far.

Stanley Cup odds are heating up. New Jersey lies slightly shorter at +1100 compared to +1200. However, depending on the site, shopping for better futures could be profitable.


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How about a series schedule? Yes, knowing when and where the games are helps.

Game 1 – Tuesday, April 18 – New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils – TBA

Game 2 – Thursday, April 20 – New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils – TBA

H2H History Sides With New Jersey

Now, the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils played some entertaining hockey throughout the season. Overall, New Jersey won three of the four meetings against their “Hudson River Rivals” this 2022-23 season.

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One of the intriguing aspects played out a few weeks ago. New Jersey showed it could play a tight-checking intense game against the Rangers. In that 2-1 contest, the goals came early from the Devils as New Jersey won again. That helped pave the way for home-ice advantage in this round.

These games were close. Two went to overtime. New Jersey likes to push the pace while New York tends to be more opportunistic. NHL Odds expect to be close.

Playoff Success Goes New York’s Way

Yes, the Rangers enjoyed more success over the past decade. The Vezina Trophy futures for last year’s winner, Igor Shesterkin, lengthened too much. However, Shesterkin was the main reason why New York advanced past Pittsburgh and especially Carolina. Both series went seven games before New York fell to Tampa Bay in six. Over the last decade, the Rangers did advance to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 and Eastern Conference Final in 2015.

New Jersey, since their run to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, appeared in one playoff series. The Devils lost in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018. That is it.

What About Significant Injury Concerns?

Thankfully, there are no significant injury concerns. This adds to the appeal of the series.

Where Is The Value For This Series?

Behind the season series mastery, it appears the New Jersey Devils might have some value at only -120 to -125 for the series. Igor Shesterkin was not at his greatest. However, New Jersey’s speed frustrated the New York defense and goaltending often at even strength.


Fortunately, for the New York Rangers, the playoffs are often decided with special teams and goaltending. Adam Fox and Dougie Hamilton are fringe contenders for the Norris Trophy. Part of the reason the value leans toward New York is that power play and Shesterkin. With weapons like Patrick Kane, Vladimir Tarasenko, Mika Zibanejad, and Chris Kreider, New York at +105 carries a very slight edge from a value standpoint.

Rangers vs Devils Series Prediction

The key for New Jersey comes down to jamming their foot on the gas pedal and not letting go. In these series, the team that maintains their intensity best wins. New Jersey should outlast New York in six tough games in Round 1.

Pick: New Jersey in Six  (+500)


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