|2012 NHL Playoffs: Rangers vs. Devils Game 3 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 19 May 2012 09:15|
Rangers vs. Devils Game 3 Free Pick
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY (ATS Consultants) – This is the third 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, but then lost Game 2, 3-2 at home. The puck drops at 1:05pmET from Newark, New Jersey.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Devils as -125 favorites, while the over/under total for this game sits at 4.5 goals. The Rangers enter play with a 60-29-9 overall record and are 33-39 Under, while the Devils are 57-32-7 overall and is 42-39 Over.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Devils opened up as a -135 favorite and moved down to -125 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: According to latest NHL trends, Rangers are 0-7-7 Under last 14 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game, 3-9-9 Under last 21 overall, 11-33-10 Under last 54 Saturday games, 7-18-3 Under last 28 playoff games as an underdog, 22-56-11 Under last 89 games as a road underdog, 6-15-5 Under last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and is 19-40-17 Under last 76 road games. Devils are 1-3-1 Under last 5 Conference Finals games, 3-7-1 Under last 11 Saturday games and 33-67-15 Under last 115 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Martin Gaborik, who led the club with 41 goals in the regular season, found himself planted to the bench for the first 11 minutes of the third period. Will he play in Game 3? Of course, but his mental state may be fragile. Not a great thing for the Rangers, who were stonewalled by Martin Brodeur in Game 3. New Jersey has reached the conference finals for the first time in a decade despite struggling with what was its biggest regular-season strength. Their confidence is sky-high after Game 2 and they will continue to play their methodical game which works in the postseason.
2012 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: RANGERS/DEVILS UNDER 4.5ATSSportsline.com has been providing winning sports picks since 1992. Want more from ATS Consultants? Click Free Picks to get daily winners delivered directly to your inbox with no obligation!