|2012 NHL Playoffs: Devils vs. Rangers Game 5 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 23 May 2012 14:15|
Devils vs. Rangers Game 5 Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (ATS Consultants) – This is the fifth game of the Eastern Conference. The series is now tied at 2-2 after the Devils won Game 4 versus the Rangers, 4-1 at home. The puck drops at 8:05pmET from Madison Square Garden in New York.
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 58-33-7 overall record and are 42-40 Over, while the Rangers are 61-30-9 overall and is 33-40 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, 74% 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 the Latest Trends, Devils are 0-3-2 Under last 5 overall, 0-3-1 Under last 4 road games and 1-4-3 Under last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. Rangers are 0-5-8 Under last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-7-4 Under last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 0-5-4 Under as a home favorite of -110 to -150, 2-8-7 Under last 17 home games and 3-10-10 Under last 23 overall. This is the key game of the series. The winner has a huge edge going into Game 6.. The Devils' Game 4 victory was highlighted by the first fight of the series, and an incident that saw the Rangers' Mike Rupp deliver a stiff-arm punch to the chest of New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur. The Devils’ offense finally woke up with four goals but expect the Rangers defense to clamp down at home.
WEDNESDAY NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: DEVILS/RANGERS UNDER 4.5