|2012 NHL Playoffs: Devils vs. Rangers Game 2 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 16 May 2012 14:15|
Devils vs. Rangers Game 2 Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the Eastern Conference final between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. The Rangers won the opening game with ease, 3-0. The puck drops at 8:05pmET from Madison Square Garden in NYC.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as -130 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Devils enter play with a 56-32-7 overall record and is 42-39 Over, while the Rangers are 60-28-9 overall and is 33-39 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened up as a -130 favorite and remained there at most books, while the total opened up at 4.5 and has remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Rangers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, series is 2-6-1 Under the last 9 meetings in New York. Rangers are 0-5-6 Under last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-5-3 last 8 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150, 1-8-7 Under last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6-6 Under last 13 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Henrik Lundqvist continues to push for the Vezina Trophy. He’s been sensational all season.. Lundqvist turned aside all 21 shots he faced in the series-opening 3-0 win, while New Jersey skaters blocked another 26 attempts as the Rangers prevailed in their first conference finals game since 1997.The Devils will come out a little more aggressive in this one but the Rangers can counter defensively with shot blockers of their own. Should be a much tighter game.
2012 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: DEVILS/RANGERS UNDER 4.5